National Politics and Government
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political group dedicated to providing unbiased information on the voting process. Visit the site to find a polling place, request an absentee ballot, and learn who’s running for office in your voting district.
Read campaign finance reports, search a database of campaign contributions, and learn which political candidates accepted public funding.
Learn whether you are registered to vote, find your polling place, and check registration deadlines. Don’t forget that you can register to vote when you visit the Library!
The National Governors’ Association is a bipartisan organization of the fifty state and five territory governors. Read your governor’s biography and learn his or her mailing address and telephone number.
This is the best resource for all things presidential. Listen to the President’s weekly address, read about his perspective on political issues and follow more than a dozen presidential blogs. History buffs can read interesting facts on former presidents and the White House itself.
Watch floor votes and debates as they happen! You can also learn a representative’s voting history, read about the bills being considered, and obtain your congressman’s mailing address. History lovers can read about the art and architecture of the
This easy-to-use website provides contact information and voting history for your senator. You can also read the Congressional Record, an almost verbatim account of each day’s proceedings, and the Daily Digest, a daily summary of the Senate floor’s action. This site also provides access to the THOMAS database, the Library of Congress’ source for legislative information.
The IRS is the best source for up-to-date tax codes. It also provides downloadable tax forms and instructions, and provides the option to file your taxes online.
See the most recent census statistics, as well as estimates for the years since the last official census was taken.