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Election Information Websites

California ballot propositions (http://library.uchastings.edu/research/ballots/index.php)
Includes information for California ballot propositions from 1911 to present.

California Secretary of State (http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/)
Elections and voter information

California voter foundation (http://www.calvoter.org/index.html)
Provides online California voter guide

County of Los Angeles registrar-recorder county clerk (http://www.lavote.net/)
Look up where to vote

Easy voter (http://www.easyvoterguide.org/)
Non-partisan information for new voters in California

Know the Judges (www.metnews.com)
The Metropolitan News-Enterprise publishes an in depth guide to those running for contested judicial seats. Includes a good explanation of the mechanics of running for a seat. Use "name of candidate" site:www.metnews.com as a search in google.

Judgepedia (http://judgepedia.org/Los_Angeles_County,_California)

Information on juridical races in California. Helpful expiation of how judges are selected. Information on individual justices. 

Smart voter California (http://www.smartvoter.org/ca/state/)
League of Women Voters provides California voter information

Factcheck.org (http://www.factcheck.org/)
Factcheck.org is "a nonpartisan, nonprofit, "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases."

Open secrets (http://www.opensecrets.org/)
Non-partisan research group conducts research on campaign finance issues

Politics1 (http://www.politics1.com/parties.htm)
Directory of U.S. political parties

Politifact (http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/)
Journalists and researchers from the Times and CQ will fact-check the accuracy of speeches, TV ads, interviews and other campaign communications.

Project vote smart (http://votesmart.org/)
A citizen's organization that provides a database about candidates and elected officials.

Voting record of congressmen and senators (http://thomas.loc.gov/home/votes/member.html)
Guide to putting together a voting record of congressmen and senators from the Library of Congress.

Don't forget to search the Daily Breeze and Los Angeles Times databases available at your library.