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CEEP Candidate Guide Examples
"CEEP has been creating our nonpartisan guides since 2012, when schools asked for a clear and concise resource to sort through conflicting candidate claims and current issues. We do extensive research, taking account of salient votes and public statements by all the candidates we cover, not just how they spin their positions on their websites, and then fact-check all answers until we’re certain we’re getting it right. They’re vetted by a team including a former 19-year senior editor at Encyclopaedia Britannica."
Candidates and Districts
"StatisticalAtlas.com is a website dedicated to satisfying all your cravings for in-depth statistical data and analysis for all of the US. Get high-level overviews for the entire country, then drill down through 10+ map levels, all the way down to the individual block. The site is heavily cross-linked for convenient click-and-scroll navigation, and we invite you to explore all the different topics across all the different map levels."
Maryland State Board of Elections
"The mission of the State Board is to provide all eligible citizens of the State convenient access to voter registration; to provide all registered voters accessible locations in which they may exercise their right to vote, to ensure uniformity of election practices; to promote fair and equitable elections; and to maintain registration records, campaign fund reports, and other election-related data accurately and in a form that is accessible to the public. "
"Ballotpedia is the digital encyclopedia of American politics and elections. Our goal is to inform people about politics by providing accurate and objective information about politics at all levels of government. We are firmly committed to neutrality in our content."
Baltimore Sun's Voter Guide
"In 2018 Marylanders will vote in elections for governor, comptroller, attorney general, U.S. Senator, all eight seats in the House of Representatives and all 188 seats in the General Assembly. Local elections for county executives, council members or commissioners, state’s attorneys and other offices will also be held throughout the state"
"Vote Smart's mission is to provide free, factual, unbiased information on candidates
and elected officials to ALL Americans."
American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several US Census Bureau censuses and surveys, including the American Community Survey, American Housing Survey, Economic Census, and more. Use the Guided Search or Advanced Search.
Maryland General Assembly
Find official information about current legislators, statutes, and committees.
National Institute on Money in Politics
"The nonpartisan, nonprofit National Institute on Money in Politics promotes an accountable democracy by compiling comprehensive campaign-donor, lobbyist, and other information from government disclosure agencies nationwide and making it freely available at FollowTheMoney.org."
From The Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan, independent, and nonprofit organization that tracks money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy. "OpenSecrets.org... [is] the most comprehensive resource for federal campaign contributions, lobbying data and analysis available anywhere."