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Election Guide
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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General Election Dates

A new Texas law now requires photo ID to vote.

Last Day to Register to Vote - Monday, Februrary 1, 2016

First Day of Early Voting - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Last Day of Early Voting - Friday, February 26, 2016

General Election - Tuesday, March 1, 2016


    Presidential Debates

    General Election Information

    Non-Governmental Organizations

    News Sources

    For smaller newspapers or historical information try LexisNexis Academic (TAMU Only) or Campus Research (TAMU Only), or see our Newspaper guide for more resources or the Portal for Texas History for Texas specific election and candidate information.

    Campaign Finance

    • Federal Elections Commission
      Campaign Finance Reports and Data
    • The Center for Responsive Politics
      A research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy. Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the organization aims to create a more educated voter, an involved citizenry and a more transparent and responsive government.
    • Campaign Finance Institute
      A non-partisan, non-profit institute, affiliated with The George Washington University, that conducts objective research and education, and makes recommendations for policy change in the field of campaign finance.

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    Campaign Watch

    • offers resources that help students "recognize flaws in arguments in general and political ads in particular."

    Federal Agencies

    Federal Election Commission - The duties of the FEC, which is an independent regulatory agency, are to disclose campaign finance information. Search by Candidate, PAC, and more. Also Campaign Finance maps.


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