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Welcome to our guide on U.S. elections and the voting process.
In order for a democracy to work effectively, its citizens must be educated and informed about issues of the day and about the candidates who run for office.
This guide offers information about elections and the voting process in the United States, about political parties, candidates for office, issues and propositions on which you'll be asked to vote, about who funds different candidates and propositions and other topics which will help you become a more informed voter. We hope you find it useful!
The information below tells you how to get started by registering to vote. Then use the tabs at the top of this guide to gather the information that will help you make decisions about how you want to vote.
(NOTE: To vote in California's November 2014 election, you must register to vote by October 20, 2014.)
Election night coverage and results are in column at right of this page.