Election Resources

General Information Presidential Candidates Other Information
Election Laws Calendar Democrats & National Convention Information Other 2004 Elections
Election Reform Primaries and Caucuses Republican Other Information
Statistics Electoral College Third Party
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Funding and Contributions Party Information    

Election Laws

Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2003
Information provided by the Federal Election Commission.

FindLaw Legal News: Special Coverage: Election 2004: Laws

FECwatch: McConnell v. FEC
A summary of the Supreme Court's ruling.

Full text: Supreme Court Decision
McConnell v. FEC, PDF File

National Association of Secretaries of State: Election Information
Includes Election Laws and Administration Issues.

Office of the Clerk: Election Statisitcs
Statistics from 1920 through 2002. All available in PDF, some available in html.

Election Reform

A site created by the election reform information project with alerts, statistics, publications, and resources.

NCSLnet Search: Election Reform Legislation
National Conference of State Legislatures site dealing with election reform. Users have access to the Election Reform database, which is maintained with assistance from the Election Reform Information Project.

Primary Education
A PDF file about election reform and the 2004 Presidential Race created byelectionline.org.


A website that tracks how much candidates websites are viewed.

Dave Leip's Atlas of US Presidential Elections
A personal website that includes a huge volume of statistical information dealing with elections dating as far back as 1789.

New Hampshire election results: 1992 - 2002.


National Mail Voter Registration Form
"The National Mail Voter Registration Form is the one document that allows you to register to vote from anywhere in the United States." It can be used for out-of-town tourists, people who work out of state, college students, and at public offices.

Project Vote Smart
A nonpartisan, non-profit, independent, objective, reputable, mission-oriented, and thorough website designed to give voters information on candidates and elections.

Funding and Contributions

Candidates receiving matching funds for the 2004 presidential election

Capital Eye
A "money-in-politics newsletter by the Center for Responsive Politics" that focuses on money and its relation to politics.

Congressional Research Service Report on Campaign Finance
A PDF file updated December 15, 2003 containing information recent developments, evolution of the current system, campaign finance and related issues, policy options, legislative action in congress, legislation, and suggestions for further reading.

The Federal Elections Committee's Presidential Campaign Finance Summaries

Fundrace 2004 Candidate Rankings
A site created by an Eyebeam R&D research group. Includes fundraising rankings and information on candidate campaign spending.

A site from The Center for Responsive Politics focusing on campaign financing. Includes research on advocacy group spending foundhere.


Direct Links to Calendars and Schedules for 2004 Presidential Candidates
Compiled by Gary Price, MLIS

FEC 2004 Presidential Primary Dates

Timeline from Wikipedia
Starting in May of 2002 leading through future dates.

Primaries and Caucuses

CNN's "Iowa Caucuses Explained"

Iowa Caucus 2004:Caucus 101 Education & Outreach
A Power Point Presentation from the Secretary of States Office.

Iowa Democratic Party Home Page
Includes information about Caucuses.

Iowa Student Political Awareness Caucus
The Iowa Student Political Awareness Club's PDF file about caucuses. It's aimed at students, but is filled with information about the official caucuses, too.

The New Hampshire Political Library
A resource about the "First Presidential Primary in the Nation."

Electoral College

The Electoral College: How it Works in Contemporary Presidential Elections
A PDF Congressional Research Service Report file that explains the Electoral College.

NARA: Federal Register: US Electoral College
The US National Archives and Records Administration website on the Electoral College. There is information and statistics on past and present presidential elections.


Electionline.org state maps
An Interactive map with voter statistics.

National Association of Counties
Interactive Map shows information on counties, such as county officials, courthouse addresses, county seats, cities in a county.

Presidential Elections from 1789 through 2000 printable maps.

Year 2004 Primary Dates Map
PDF map of country with states and primary dates.

Party Information

Democratic National Committee

Green Party

Libertarian Party

Republican National Committee


An overview site that indexes presidential candidates' websites including information such as types of information, engagement, and links to other websites.

Presidential Election.com
A presidential election information source and directory.


Delegate Allocation by State: 2004

Delegate Information
Information from the Democratic National Committee website regarding how to become a delegate, the rules that govern the Democratic Party's delegate selection process, and a summary of all the state's systems.

Wesley Clark (withdrawn)

Carol Moseley Braun (withdrawn)

Howard Dean (withdrawn)

John Edwards (withdrawn)

Dick Gephardt (withdrawn)

John Kerry

Dennis Kucinich

Joe Lieberman (withdrawn)

Al Sharpton


George Bush/Dick Cheney

Third Party

Michael Badnarik (Liberatarian Party)

Ralph Nader (Independent)

Other 2004 Elections

C-SPAN: Resources Master Directory
A list of senators whose terms expire in 2005.

Senate Election Law Guidebook 2000
PDF file.

Other Information

The Campaign Desk
A "Critique and analysis of 2004 campaign coverage from Columbia Journalism Review."

Congress.org is a service of Capitol Advantage, a private, non-partisan company that specializes in facilitating civic participation.

A "non-profit, non-partisan starting place for elections 2004 information, announcements, news and discussions from E-Democracy."

A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania that is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception in politics.

The Federal Elections Commission Website
Lots of good, official, and general information dealing with elections. There are also many statistics on the site.

NPR Station Spotlight: Online Campaign Coverage from NPR Stations

The Resource Shelf
A great compilation of election resources.

US Department of State 2004 Elections Website
Collection of links including candidate information, election trivia, and polls.

The World Votes
"Theworldvotes.org gives people all around the world a voice in the forthcoming U.S. Presidential Election."

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Last Updated: 03/04/04
Lauren Pressley