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Brazoria County Elections Subject Guide

ONLINE RESOURCES

Databases

InfoTrac Custom Newspapers
Find current election coverage

Ebsco Student Research Center
Search magazines and newspapers for election-related information

Websites

FactCheck
The Annenberg Political Fact Check monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in order to increase public knowledge and understanding

GovSpot
A government information site including current elections, national and international events

Official Portal of Texas
Texas legislature resources

Open Secrets
From The Center for Responsive Politics, a non-partisan, non-profit research group that tracks money in politics and its effect on elections and public policy

Project Vote Smart
A citizenís organization that provides biographical information, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances and interest group ratings for many candidates and elected officials

Texas Democrats
platform and issues, news, calendar, and links to clubs and area chapters

Republican Party of Texas
Includes platform and issues, news, calendar, and links to clubs and area chapters

United States Government
Links to information on the branches of government

BOOKS

Are American Elections Fair?, 324.973 ARE

Barone, The Almanac of American politics, REF 328.73 BAR

Gumbell, Steal This Vote: Dirty Elections and the Rotten History of Democracy in America, 324.9 GUM

Obama, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, 973 OBAM

FAQ

  • Where can I find official information about voter registration in Texas?
    Visit the Texas Secretary of State elections website.
  • Where can I register to vote?
    Go to any Brazoria County Library System branch and fill out a voterís registration card.
  • How do I find my voting precinct?
    For your voting precinct, dial 281-756-1371 (northern Brazoria County)
    or 979-864-1371 (Brazoria County seat area)
    For Pearland, visit the cityís Citizen Action Center webpage
  • Where do I vote?
    For voting places, go to Brazoria County Clerk’s Polling Places website
  • Who’s on the ballot?
    For sample ballots, go to Brazoria County Clerk’s Sample Ballot webpage
  • Who are my representatives?
    Your representative is found at the Who Represents Me? You may also go to Project Vote Smart