Voter Information and Resources
Registering to Vote:
Voting Information and Resources
- Ballotpedia is a nonprofit/nonpartisan organization that maintains a digital encyclopedia of American politics and elections. Its Texas voter guide offers current election information as well as some historical information on past elections.
- Dallas County Votes - Learn about local candidates, where you're registered to vote, how to volunteer as a poll worker, and more.
- Federal Election Commission – Official United States Government website that tracks campaign finance and donations.
- Irving Mayor and City Council - Learn about Irving's City Council members and which districts they represent.
- League of Women Voters of Texas provides voting information and gives information on candidates. There is also a Voting & the Coronavirus guide, which provides tips on how to visit polls safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more in-depth information on specific voting precincts and polling locations, visit VOTE411.org.
- Presidential Election Process – Learn about the Presidential election process, including the Electoral College, caucuses and primaries, and the national conventions. The Federal Government has developed a glossary of common terms used during election seasons. Perfect for new voters.
- Rock the Vote’s Democracy Class is a free curriculum and training materials for teaching high school students about voting and democracy. The materials include resources for voter registration and pre-registration.
- Texas Vote 2020 is a project by the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas. Resources include important dates, voter eligibility and registration information, links to official government sites, as well as information related to accessibility and access.
- Voteearlyday.org has an easy to use resource to look up your early voting eligibility by state, as well as a quick link to voting overseas for active-duty military, deployed National Guard, military family, merchant marine, and civilians.
- VoteRiders provides information to voters to ensure they have the right ID for voting day. The site offers wallet-sized printable cards with all the voter ID information for Texas, which you can hand out to your patrons.
- VOTETEXAS.gov is maintained by the Texas Secretary of State and has some great resources on voting information, voter ID requirements, voting locations, and more.
- Who Represents Me? - Enter your address and get information on which state and federal districts you are in and which elected officials represent you.
Inclusive Voting Resources
- Federal Voting Assistance Program – Federal voting assistance for service members, their families, and overseas citizens. Provides access to election officials and voting assistance officers to help navigate the absentee voting process.
- The National Coalition for the Homeless has created a Homeless and Low-Income Voter Rights Manual, which includes useful examples for voter registration outreach and encouraging reluctant voters.
- Many Americans with felony convictions are able to vote but just don’t know they can. Restore Your Vote allows individuals to determine if they are eligible to vote in their state. A flyer is included for posting.
- Transform the Vote, a project of the National Center for Transgender Equity Action Fund, provides resources and information for individuals. One of the resources that this website provides is a printable #VotingWhileTrans Guide that individuals can show poll workers if their identity or eligibility is questioned. Resources are available in both English and Spanish.
Fact Checking Resources
- FactCheck.org – A project of The Annenburg Public Policy Center - “monitoring 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.”
- Politifact – A fact-checking website founded by editors of Time Magazine in conjunction with Congressional Quarterly.
- Snopes – Independently owned by Snopes Media Group - “Oldest and largest fact-checking site online.”