Election Resources

Resources to engage tomorrow's voters

iCivics

iCivics.org


This site teaches students how government works by having them experience it directly. Through games, the player steps into any role – a judge, a member of Congress, a community activist fighting for local change, even the President of the United States – and does the job they do. iCivics exists to engage students in meaningful civic learning.


Standout feature:
The handy Election Glossary and Election Night Tracker, both available as PDFs.

FiveThirtyEight

FiveThirtyEight.com


Opinion poll analysis, politics, economics, and sports. Its name comes from the number of electors in the United States electoral college.


Standout feature: A graph showing how close the race is in each state based upon 20,00 election-day simulations.

LivingRoomCandidate

LivingRoomCandidate.com


Presidential campaign commercials from 1952-2016. The site includes opinionated perspectives offered by guest commentators, including prominent journalists, authors, historians, and political consultants.


Standout feature: The ability for students to make connections among different elections throughout history through video.

270toWin

270toWin.com


An interactive Electoral College map for 2016 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. It is not about getting the most overall popular votes, as we saw in the 2000 election, when the electoral vote winner (Bush) and the popular vote winner (Gore) were different.


Standout feature: Flip states from one candidate to another with a single click, and then see how one change impacts the total number of electoral college votes.