Tuesday, November 1, 2016


What if you want to find out about the position of the candidates who are running in the 2016 election, even the local candidates?

On the VoteSmart website: https://votesmart.org/ voters can find out about the candidates, even your local representatives, and their positions on certain issues by putting in your home zip code. 

The staff of the Pulitzer prize-winning website, Politifact, http://www.politifact.com/, fact checks all that the presidential candidates and their running mates say and posts the information on the Politifact website.

For a lighter look at politics, check out the site, The Living Room Candidate: Presidential Campaign Commercials, 1952-2016, http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/. The site has full-length campaign commercials dating back to Eisenhower’s presidential campaign in 1952. Commercials can be searched by year released, type of commercial, or issues featured in the commercial.

Kentucky Secretary of State, Alison Lundergan Grimes, has a few sites where voters can see what candidates will be on the ballot, what a sample ballot looks like, and the election laws for the state of Kentucky. http://apps.sos.ky.gov/elections/candidatefilings/statewide/countyfilings.aspx (Candidate filings) http://elect.ky.gov/laws/Pages/default.aspx (KY election laws)

For specific information about the election process in Fayette County, go to the Fayette County Clerk’s website, https://www.fayettecountyclerk.com/web/elections