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Election facts online

October 15, 2006

All of the major candidates and most of the campaigns for statewide propositions have Internet sites. This is a sampling of some other election-related sites.

Nonpartisan sites:

* California Online Voter Guide: www.calvoter.org (presented by the California Voter Foundation)

* League of Women Voters of California: www.ca.lwv.org (has a link to www.smartvoter.org, the league's election website)

* Los Angeles Times: www.latimes.com

* Project Vote Smart: www.vote-smart.org

Government agencies:

* California legislative analyst's office: www.lao.ca.gov (analyzes ballot propositions and gives links to other state government sites)

* California secretary of state: www.ss.ca.gov

* Fair Political Practices Commission: www.fppc.ca.gov

* Federal Election Commission: www.fec.gov

* Los Angeles County registrar: www.lavote.net

Political news and analysis:

* All Politics: www.cnn.com/POLITICS/ (joint project of CNN and Time magazine)

* Center for Public Integrity: www.public-i.org (tracks campaign finance reform issues; monitors political donations)

* Center for Responsive Politics: www.opensecrets.org (lists campaign finance information by candidate and industry)

* Center for Voting and Democracy: www.fairvote.org (promotes proportional representation)

* Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting: www.fair.org (media activism; has links to political sites)

* Public Campaign Action Fund: www.publiccampaign.org (a campaign finance reform organization.)

* Rock the Vote: www.rockthevote.org(from the creators of MTV, geared to voters 18 to 25 years old)

Political parties:

* Democratic Party: www.ca-dem.org

* Republican Party: www.cagop.org

* Reform Party: www.reformpartyofcalifornia.org* Green Party: www.greens.org/california

* Libertarian Party: www.lp.org

* Natural Law Party: www.natural-law.org

* American Independent Party: www.aipca.org

How to find your polling place:

* Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters, (800) 815-2666; www.lavote.net

* Orange County Registrar of Voters, (714) 567-7600; www.oc.ca.gov/election

* Riverside County Registrar of Voters, (800) 773-8683; www.voteinfo.net

* San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters, (800) 881-8683; www.sbcrov.com

* Ventura County Elections Division, (805) 654-2781; recorder.countyofventura.org/elecidx.htm

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Los Angeles Times

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