The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Election Day Resources 2020

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Election Day is November 3, and the UMass Amherst Libraries have you covered. Here are a few resources to help prepare for Tuesday:

UMass Amherst Votes - Election Information
Information about voting.

Ballotpedia
A website like Wikipedia but for government and politics. It provides information about the upcoming election, including a preview of what your ballot looks like.

The Election Protection Coalition
This coalition is the largest and oldest nonpartisan election protection organization that helps to ensure all voters have the opportunity to vote.

Fake News LibGuide
A collection of resources to assist readers and researchers in spotting fake news and fake news sources.

Congress.gov 
A website that also has information about legislative activities, and about House and Senate members.

UMass Amherst Libraries Resources

Congressional Research Service Reports
Reports that summarize government actions on various issues.

PolicyFile
A database that has policy papers from think tanks and research institutes.

The CQ Series (Databases):

The New York Times
As a UMass Amherst student, you can get a digital subscription to The New York Times for free through the UMass Amherst Libraries.

Questions? Contact Lisa DiValentino, Law and Public Policy Librarian, at ldivalentino@umass.edu or Laura Quilter, Copyright and Information Policy Librarian, at lquilter@library.umass.edu.