Although some people may feel their vote really doesn’t matter, our 32nd president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, stated, “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.”
(from “Quotations” From Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Washington, D. C.: Republican national committee, 1938.)
The UC Clermont College Library has election resources:
- Research Guide, Election Resources at UCBA will help with election information and locations, news and fact checking.
- Search UC’s news and magazine articles to learn about candidates or voting. Check out the New York Times Presidential Candidates page.
- Read an e-book or view media about the election process, political parties and more…from the library catalog:
- The imperiled presidency leadership challenges in the twenty-first century, by G. Calvin Mackenzie (e-book)
- Image bite politics, news, and the visual framing of elections, by Maria Elizabeth Grabe and Erik Page Bucy, (e-book and print)
- Taking our country back: the crafting of networked politics from Howard to Barack Obama, by Daniel Kress, (e-book)
- Ballotpedia, a web resource that tries to present unbiased information of the candidates and issues.
- Another fact checker, PolitiFact, actually has a tab called “Pants on Fire”.
- If you are anxious about who to vote for, or just for fun, try one of the online quizzes such as http://www.quizrocket.com/political-party-quiz or https://www.isidewith.com
- You can’t go wrong with the US government website, usa.gov/voting.
Ask a librarian if you need help!