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Election Resources
A Select Bibliography of Resources at Palomar College Library


Federal Election Commission

Project Vote Smart

Secretary of State, California: Elections and Voter Information

Vote411 (League of Women Voters)

Websites that Check accuracy of campaign claims:  FactCheck (Univ. Pennsylvania) at and Politifact (CQ and St. Petersburg Times) at

Additional election- and voter-related websites may be found on the Library's Government Resources ( page.


The books listed below may be found at Palomar College Library; for location and additional information about each title, click the blue hyperlink. Search our catalog for related books (at the search form, click "Browse" and then type "Voting or Elections" in the search box), or search the catalogs of other libraries.

JK528 .B44 1975
Best, J. (1975). The case against direct election of the President: A defense of the Electoral College. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

BL2525 .R45 2008
Espinosa, G. (2008). Religion, race, and the American presidency. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

JK1764 .G56 1990
Ginsberg, B. & Shefter, M. (1990). Politics by other means: The declining importance of elections in  America. New York: Basic Books.

JK1067 .J3 1991
Jacobson, G.C. (1992). The politics of congressional elections. New York: Harper Collins.

JK529 .L63 1996
Longley, L.D. & Peirce, N.R. (1996). The electoral college primer. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press.

E840.8 .M467 A3 1999
McCain, J. (1999). Faith of my fathers. New York: Random House.

JK1976 .U217 2004
McCaffrey, P. (Ed.). (2004). U.S. election system. New York: H.W. Wilson.

E185.97 .O23 A3 2007
Obama, B. (2007). Dreams from my father: A story of race and inheritance. New York: Crown Publishers.

JK1987 .P58 1989
Piven, F.F. & Cloward, R.A. (1989). Why Americans don't vote. New York: Pantheon Books.


The full-text of the following articles may be found by clicking on the blue hyperlink.  Find additional articles in other online databases.  Passwords are required for off-campus access to these databases.

Baretto, M., Streb, M., Marks, M. &Guerra, F. (2006). Do absentee voters differ from polling place voters? New evidence from California. Public Opinion Quarterly, 70(2), 224-234. Retrieved October 11, 2006, from EBSCO Host (Academic Search Premier) database.

Developments in the law voting and democracy. (2006, February). Harvard Law Review, 119(4), 1127-1200.  Retrieved October 11, 2006, from EBSCO Host (Academic Search Premier) database.

Katel, P. (2006, September 15). Voting controversies. CQ Researcher, 16, 745-768. Retrieved October 11, 2006, from CQ Researcher Online database.

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