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Voter and Election Information

KPL staff-selected resources. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Vote Tuesday, November 6

  • Michigan General Election is Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Polls are open 7 am - 8 pm.
  • Find your polling location, view a sample ballot, and more.
    • Attention Oshtemo Township Voters: There was a misprint in the League of Women Voters guide regarding some voting precincts in Oshtemo Township. Please note Precincts 1, 3 and 9 of Oshtemo Township will vote at the following addresses:
      Precinct 1 at Grange Hall, 3234 N. 3rd St.
      Precinct 3 at the Oshtemo Branch Library, 7265 W. Main St.
      Precinct 9 at Town Hall, 7275 W. Main St.
         
  

Staff Recommends

Databases (most require KPL library card)

MeL Michigan eLibrary

Magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books provided to Michigan libraries and Michigan residents at home with their Michigan Driver's License or ID or from libraries in Michigan.  Also includes links to Michigan related websites.

Newspapers and Magazines

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Congressional Digest

CQ Researcher

Current History

Foreign Affairs

Inside Michigan Politics

Kiplinger Washington Letter

U.N. Chronicle

Z Magazine

Websites

Kalamazoo

Board Candidates for Kalamazoo Public Library - Meet the Candidates

KPL board candidates provide profiles and in-depth responses in Kalamazoo MLive article.

Candidate Forum -- 6th Congressional District of Michigan-- 6-14-18

View video of a debate of August 7, 2018 primary candidates for the 6th Congressional district of Michigan, hosted by League of Women Voters Kalamazoo Area

Kalamazoo County Clerk's Office Voting Information

Information on current elections, local and state-wide.

League of Women Voters Kalamazoo Area

Includes non-partisan information for Michigan state and county elections, as well as candidates' responses to questions posed by the League of Women Voters.

Voting Information for Kalamazoo County

Find your County and City clerk.

Michigan

Citizens Research Council of Michigan

A private, not-for-profit public affairs research organization that provides nonpartisan analysis of state and local government organization and finance in Michigan.

Election Information-Secretary of State

Access this site for information about elections in the state of Michigan.

League of Women Voters of Michigan

This site features an overview about the organization, their function, and political information resources.

Mackinac Center for Public Policy

"Nonprofit institute that advances the principles of free markets and limited government. Through our research and education programs, we challenge government overreach and advocate for free-market approaches to public policy that free people to realize their potential and their dreams."

Michigan Democrat Party

Michigan Green Party

Michigan Libertarian Party

Michigan Republican Party

Michigan Tea Party Alliance

Michigan Voter Information Center

Find out if you are registered, where to vote, see a sample ballot for your address, and much more.

Michigan Votes

Instant access to concise, plain language and objective descriptions of every single bill, amendment, and vote that takes place in the Michigan legislature. Hosted by Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

VOTE411 Voter Guide

Learn how candidates running for office in your area think about the issues. Offered by League of Women Voters Education Fund.

National

Center for Public Integrity

The Center for Public Integrity is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization that conducts investigative research and reporting on public policy issues in the United States and around the world. 

Electoral College - National Archives & Records Admin

Description of the U.S. electoral college, frequently-asked questions and more.

Fact Check. org

Annenberg Political Fact Check is a nonpartisan organization, that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.  It monitors the factual accurancy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. 

Center for Responsive Politics - OpenSecrets.org

Tracks political action committee contributions, campaign finance information, and the relations between money, politics, and special interests.

Vote411

League of Women Voters one stop source for election related questions.


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