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Elections & Political Process: Research

This guide will support students as they delve into politics and the election process.

Gale U.S. History Collection


Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints covers controversial topics and includes thousands of pro and con articles, topic overviews, primary documents, academic journal and newspaper articles, court case overviews, statistical tables, charts, graphs, podcasts, web sites, and images.


Library of Congress

Resources for Current Elections

270 To Win is a non partisan site. 

About this Site: You can search any of the midterm elections using this interactive map. 

Overview from the creators of the site: is an interactive Electoral College map for 2020 and a history of Presidential elections in the United States. Since electoral votes are generally allocated on an "all or none" basis by state, the election of a U.S President is about winning the popular vote in enough states to achieve 270 electoral votes, a majority of the 538 that are available. Receiving the most votes nationwide is irrelevant, as we have seen in two of the most recent five presidential elections where the electoral vote winner and the popular vote winner were different.

What Are Midterm Elections, and Why are they Important? This short Share America (a publication of the US Bureau of International Information Programs) article explains the importance of midterm elections.

Find Your Representatives! 

Ballotpedia will help you figure out the ballot in the current election in your district. You can also research initiatives presented on the ballot here. SUPER resource for figuring out how to vote BEFORE you go to the polls!