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Voting: and election information
Early Voting Available at Fiserv Forum for City of Milwaukee Residents
If you live in the City of Milwaukee and want to vote early in the November general election, Fiserv Forum is an early voting site. Remember to bring a photo ID. Registration is available on all early voting days except Saturday, November 5. Voters who need to register must also bring one of these proof of residence documents.
Dates and times:
Tuesday, October 25; Thursday, October 27; Thursday, November 3; and Friday, November 4, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, October 29 and Saturday, November 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
You know we can't believe everything we read or see on TV. These nonpartisan fact checking websites will help you sift through political claims to determine how reliable they are.
PolitifactEach day, journalists and researchers from the St. Petersburg Times and CQ (Congressional Quarterly publishers) fact-check the accuracy of speeches, TV ads, interviews and other campaign communications, then post their findings to the PolitiFact website. The site offers a "Truthometer, "a scorecard separating fact from fiction," for analyzing political claims. You can browse the "Truthometer" by candidate or attacker, by subject, by political party. Claims are rated "true, mostly true, half true, barely true, false or 'pants on fire'." @politicfact on twitter
Factcheck.org"A nonpartisan, nonprofit, 'consumer advocate' for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics." From the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, this project monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases. @factcheckdotorg on twitter
FlackCheck.orgFlackCheck.org is a video-based counterpart to Annenberg Public Policy Center’s award-winning program FactCheck.org. FlackCheck.org uses parody and humor to debunk false political advertising, poke fun at extreme language, and hold the media accountable for their reporting on political campaigns.
About Candidates and Issues
Here websites which are useful for finding information on candidates and issues in most national and State elections.
Vote 411 (League of Women Voters)Offers information for voter education (how to register to vote, how to vote by mail, names of elected representatives, how the government works, etc.) and allows you to compare candidates positions.
AllSidesThis website gathers news stories from different perspectives about candidates, campaigns and political parties. To help you work your way through the election year hype, news stories are organized into three columns: "From the Right," "From the Left" and "From the Center" of the political spectrum.
BallotpediaThe Encyclopedia of American Politics. A one-stop resource for campaign and political information at federal and local levels.
OpenSecrets.org: Your Guide to the Money in American ElectionsA "nonpartisan guide to money’s influence on U.S. elections and public policy," from the Center for Responsive Politics. Offers funding profiles for candidates, politicians, political parties and elections. Covers personal finances, outside spending, earmarks, PACS and interest groups, 527s and "heavy hitters." This is a major website on politics and money.
The Living Room CandidateWatch videos and read transcripts of hundreds of commercials for U.S. Presidential campaigns. Search by year, by type of commercial or by issue (commercials focusing on civil rights, corruption, cost of living, taxes, war, welfare, etc.).
Political TV Ad ArchiveLaunched in early 2016. View TV advertisements by specific candidate or market. A resources section links to several respected fact-checking organizations.