Educational Resources

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General Election Resources

Elections ... The American Way
The Library of Congress put together this great election web site about the role of candidates and voters and how party systems and the election process works.

State of Utah Elections Office
Get voter information, learn who the candidates are and register to vote.
Federal Election Commission
Congress created the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to administer and enforce federal campaign finance laws.
Project Vote Smart
This nonpartisan resource provides information on the voting records, positions, and interest group ratings of elected officials.
What Makes a Good President?
Presidential historians and other experts on the leadership qualities that make for success or failure in the Oval Office.
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Websites for Students

<empty>Ben's Guide to the Election Process
Ben explains the election process, including Presidential, Senate and Representatives elections and voter registration.
<empty>Be President for a Day
Explore the job requirements for the U.S. Presidency, identify the different people the President might meet with in an average
day and experience the President's typical agenda.
<empty>Inside the Voting Booth
Consider why it is important to vote, examine times in U.S. election history when one vote made a difference in an election's outcome and vote in a mock issues survey.
<empty>You're the Candidate
You're running for President. Do you have what it takes to win? Find out!
<empty>If You Were President
You make the decisions and talk to the press. Print out the resulting news story to see how you fared as President of the United States.
Elections 101
Your crash course on the elections - why voting matters, how the process works and resources for learning more.
<empty>Rock the Vote
For over 20 years Rock the Vote has be motivating young people to register to vote and to get involved in the political process.
Match childhood photos of past Presidents.
PresidentsCongress for Kids: Elections
This page provides information on Election Day, Voting, Political Parties, National Conventions, The Electoral College and more.
Road to the White House
Follow the steps that a candidate takes to get to the White House.
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Resources for Educators

<empty>Vote: The Machinery of Democracy
This web site looks at the history of voting methods in the United States and how ballots and voting systems have evolved over the years.
<empty>Mock Election: Teaching Materials and Activities
Curriculum materials to help educators discuss the election issues, such as energy, war and health care with students.
<empty>Library of Congress: Elections and Voting
Check out some of the election and voting related resources in the Library of Congress.
PBS ElectionPBS LearningMedia
The Election Collection features digital resources for K-12 educators to help students learn about the election process.
Great Free Resources for Teaching Election 2016
Over a dozen instructional strategies and useful, free websites that can help teach students about our nation’s most pressing issues and the way our democracy works.
George Washington Joins the 2016 Presidential Campaign
George Washington is hitting the campaign trail to urge greater civic participation. You can keep up and interact with the campaign on Twitter (@01POTUS), Facebook.
Media Literacy
This website can help teachers introduce political campaign advertising to their students.
Women Making Utah History
Curriculum devoted to introducing students to Utah's role in women's voting rights.
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Parent & Caregiver Resources

<empty>Bring the Presidential Campaign Home
Answer kids' questions about the campaign and find activities and resources to spark lively discussion.
<empty>National Student / Parent Mock Election
Students and Parents are encouraged to go online and cast your votes.
<empty>Getting The Vote Out
You can help your tween participate in the election process.
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Mobile Apps for Tracking Elections

2016 Election App
Follow the 2016 Presidential Election with the latest news on debates, primaries and candidates. Cost: Free
Electoral 2016 - Create Presidential Election Maps
Make your own state-by-state Electoral College predictions for the 2016 Presidential Election. Cost: $0.99
C-SPAN RadioC-SPAN Radio
The C-SPAN Radio app delivers live audio streams of commercial-free public affairs programming (C-SPAN Radio, C-SPAN, C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3) and audio podcasts of some of our regularly scheduled programs around the clock, wherever you are. Cost: Free
It takes 270 electoral votes to win the White House. Make your predictions by starting with one of our many library maps. Cost: $0.99
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