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Elections (Portal):

2015 election information:
Election dates | Statewide elections | State Poll Opening and Closing Times
2015 elections by state:
AAlabama • Alaska • Arizona • Arkansas • CCalifornia • Colorado • Connecticut • DDelaware • FFlorida • GGeorgia  • HHawaii • IIdaho • Illinois • Indiana • Iowa • KKansas • Kentucky • LLouisiana • MMaine • Maryland • Massachusetts • Michigan • Minnesota • Mississippi • Missouri • Montana • NNebraska • Nevada • New Hampshire • New Jersey • New Mexico • New York • North Carolina • North Dakota • OOhio • Oklahoma • Oregon • PPennsylvania • RRhode Island • SSouth Carolina • South Dakota • TTennessee • Texas • UUtah • VVermont • Virginia • WWashington • West Virginia • Wisconsin • Wyoming
2014 election information:
Election dates | Signature requirements and deadlines | Voting in the 2014 general elections
Historical election pages by year and state

Reports and analysis:

Congress reports
State executive official reports
State legislative reports
State ballot measure reports
Local ballot measure reports
School board reports
Judicial reports

Important election and voting information:

Ballot access for major and minor party candidates | State voter ID laws | Online voter registration | Absentee voting by state | Early voting by state | State Election Result Canvassing | State Blue Books | Voter guides


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Contents
1 Federal
1.1 Presidential elections
1.2 Congress
1.3 Federal Affairs
1.4 Federal courts

Presidential elections

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Presidential (Portal):
Elections:
2016 Presidential election
Democratic Party Democratic National Convention | Democratic presidential nomination, 2016
Republican Party Democratic National Convention | Republican presidential nomination, 2016
Features of Presidential Elections:
Campaign dates | Polling | Straw polls
Presidential issues:
AgricultureBudget and privatizationCivil societyEnergyEntitlementsHealthcareImmigrationLimited governmentNational defenseRegulations and laborTaxes


Congress

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Congress (Portal):
Elections:
2016 Congressional elections
U.S. Senate | U.S. House of Representatives | List of U.S. Congress incumbents not running for re-election in 2016
2015-2016 Special Elections
U.S. House: Illinois' 18th | Mississippi's 1st | New York's 11th
2014 Congressional elections
Reports and analyses:
Contested Primaries Analysis
Redistricting
Features of Congress:
U.S. Senate | U.S. House | 114th United States Congress |113th United States Congress | 112th United States Congress | United States Constitution | Filibuster
Filing requirements for congressional candidates | Super PACs | Federal Election Commission
Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives | Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives


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Federal Affairs

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Federal Affairs (Portal):
Federal officials:
Elected
Barack Obama | Joe Biden
Appointed
Cabinet members: Chuck Hagel | John Kerry | Eric Holder | Jeh Johnson | Penny Pritzker | Arne Duncan | Jack Lew | Tom Vilsack | Ernest Moniz | Tom Perez | Anthony Foxx | Sally Jewell | Kathleen Sebelius | Eric Shinseki | Shaun Donovan
Cabinet members
Cabinet-level: Gina McCarthy | Samantha Power | Denis McDonough | Sylvia Mathews Burwell | Jason Furman | Michael Froman
Other: Susan Rice | Jay Carney | James Comey | John Brennan | Richard Cordray | B. Todd Jones | Mel Watt | John Koskinen | Janet Yellen | Lee E. Goodman | Marilyn Tavenner | Michael S. Black | Tom Frieden | Michele Leonhart | Douglas Elmendorf
Federal offices:
Appointed
Cabinet departments: Department of Defense | Department of State | Department of Homeland Security | Department of Justice | Department of Commerce | Department of Education | Department of the Treasury | Department of Agriculture | Department of Energy | Department of Labor | Department of Transportation | Department of the Interior | Department of Health and Human Services | Department of Veterans Affairs | Department of Housing and Urban Development
Other agencies: Central Intelligence Agency | Federal Bureau of Investigation | Federal Election Commission
Elections and appointments:
Possible presidential candidates, 2016 | Obama's federal nominees, 2013
Federal issues:
Syrian chemical weapons | 2013 government shutdown | Healthcare.gov rollout | Health insurance policies since Obamacare
Features of the federal government:
United States Constitution | Appointment confirmation process | Electoral College


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Federal courts

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Federal courts (Portal)
United States federal courts
Supreme Court of the United States
United States Courts of Appeals
United States District Court
United States Bankruptcy Court
Subject-matter jurisdiction courts
United States territorial courts
History:
History of the Supreme Court
Historic Supreme Court Cases
Federal Vacancy Warning System
By Congress:
113th Congress112th Congress111th Congress
By Year:
201420132012201120102009
Presidential nominations
Federal judicial nominations by president
Barack ObamaGeorge W. BushBill ClintonGeorge H.W. BushRonald ReaganJimmy CarterGerald FordRichard NixonLyndon JohnsonJohn F. KennedyDwight EisenhowerHarry TrumanFranklin Delano RooseveltHerbert HooverCalvin CoolidgeWarren HardingWoodrow WilsonWilliam Howard TaftTheodore RooseveltWilliam McKinleyBenjamin HarrisonGrover ClevelandChester ArthurJames GarfieldRutherford B. HayesUlysses GrantAndrew JohnsonAbraham LincolnJames BuchananFranklin PierceMillard FillmoreZachary TaylorJames PolkJohn TylerWilliam Henry HarrisonMartin Van BurenAndrew JacksonJohn Quincy AdamsJames MonroeJames MadisonThomas JeffersonJohn AdamsGeorge Washington
Major cases of the Supreme Court by term:

October 2014 termOctober 2013 termOctober 2012 term

Chief Justice Eras:
The Burger CourtThe Chase CourtThe Ellsworth CourtThe Fuller CourtThe Hughes CourtThe Jay CourtThe Marshall CourtThe Rehnquist CourtThe Roberts CourtThe Rutledge CourtThe Stone CourtThe Taft CourtThe Taney CourtThe Vinson CourtThe Waite CourtThe Warren CourtThe White Court
Washington, D.C. courts:
District of Columbia Court of AppealsSuperior Court of the District of Columbia


Contents
1 State
1.1 State ballots
1.2 State courts
1.3 State executives
1.4 State legislatures

State ballots

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State ballot measures (Portal):
By state | By year | By topic | By type | Scorecard | Analyses | Historical: Results for measures on November 6, 2012 ballot
News | The Ballot Initiative Gazette | Tuesday Count
Ballot measure donors | Organizations involved with ballot measures | Polls | Media endorsements | Campaign websites




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State courts

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State courts (Portal)
Elections:
2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010
Courts and judges by state:
AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyoming
Courts and judges by type:
Supreme courts
Intermediate appellate courts
Trial courts
Judicial Selection:
AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyoming
News and Analysis:
Special Reports
Misconduct Report
Retired Judges Report
JP Election Brief
Notable Cases
Courtroom Weekly
Other projects:
Appointments by governor
Salaries and budgets
State judge disciplinary agencies
Notable cases

State executives

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State Executive Officials (Portal):
Elections:
2015 elections | 2014 elections | 2013 Elections | 2012 elections | 2011 elections
News, unique reports and analyses:
News | The Executive Summary |Who Runs the States
State executives with term limits | States with gubernatorial term limits | How gubernatorial vacancies are filled | State executive official irregular office changes | States with gubernatorial recall provisions | Gubernatorial impeachment procedures | Comparison of gubernatorial salaries | Compensation of state executive officers | Comparison of lieutenant gubernatorial salaries | Residences of the American governors | State government trifectas
Recall
State executive recall efforts | List of gubernatorial recalls
Redistricting
State offices:
By office | Office descriptions | Chart of state executive officers
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorSuperintendent of SchoolsInsurance CommissionerAgriculture CommissionerNatural Resources CommissionerLabor CommissionerPublic Services Commissioner


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State legislatures

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State legislatures (Portal):
Elections:
2015 elections
2015's state legislative general elections and special elections | Dates of 2015 state legislative sessions
2014 elections
2014's state legislative general elections and special elections | Dates of 2014 state legislative sessions
2013 elections
2013's state legislative general elections and special elections | Competitiveness in 2013 state legislative elections | Dates of 2013 state legislative sessions
Historical elections
Archive by year | Archive by state
Reports and analyses:
State Legislative Tracker | Competitiveness index | Who Runs the States
Recall
State legislative efforts
Redistricting
Features of legislatures:
What is a state legislature? | How many state legislators are there? | When state legislators assume office after a general election | How vacancies are filled in state legislatures | List of state legislatures | State legislative sessions | States with a full-time legislature | State legislatures with term limits | Legislatures that use multi-member districts | Length of terms of state senators | President of the Senate | President Pro Tempore | Senate Majority Leader | Senate Minority Leader | List of all state senators | Length of terms of state representatives | House Majority Leader | House Minority Leader | State Speaker of the House | List of all state representatives | Constitutions governing legislatures | Glossary of common terms | Population represented by state legislators | Comparison of state legislative salaries | Partisan compositions of state senate and houses


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Contents
1 Local
1.1 Municipal government
1.2 School board elections
1.3 Local ballot measures
1.4 Local recalls

Municipal government

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Municipal government (Portal):
Municipal elections:
2015 municipal overview
2014 municipal overview | 2014 mayoral | 2014 city council
Judicial elections:
2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010
Lists:
Mayors of the top 100 cities | City council officials of the top 100 cities | Courts and judges by county
Analysis:
Municipal government news | Judicial news | Judicial Election Brief | Judicial Misconduct Report
Top 100 cities by population:
Albuquerque, New Mexico | Anaheim, California | Anchorage, Alaska | Arlington, Texas | Atlanta, Georgia | Aurora, Colorado | Austin, Texas | Bakersfield, California | Baltimore, Maryland | Baton Rouge, Louisiana | Birmingham, Alabama | Boise, Idaho | Boston, Massachusetts | Buffalo, New York | Chandler, Arizona | Charlotte, North Carolina | Chesapeake, Virginia | Chicago, Illinois | Chula Vista, California | Cincinnati, Ohio | Cleveland, Ohio | Colorado Springs, Colorado | Columbus, Ohio | Corpus Christi, Texas | Dallas, Texas | Denver, Colorado | Detroit, Michigan | Durham, North Carolina | El Paso, Texas | Fort Wayne, Indiana | Fort Worth, Texas | Fremont, California | Fresno, California | Garland, Texas | Gilbert, Arizona | Glendale, Arizona | Greensboro, North Carolina | Henderson, Nevada | Hialeah, Florida | Honolulu, Hawaii | Houston, Texas | Indianapolis, Indiana | Irvine, California | Irving, Texas | Jacksonville, Florida | Jersey City, New Jersey | Kansas City, Missouri | Laredo, Texas | Las Vegas, Nevada | Lexington, Kentucky | Lincoln, Nebraska | Long Beach, California | Los Angeles, California | Louisville, Kentucky | Lubbock, Texas | Madison, Wisconsin | Memphis, Tennessee | Mesa, Arizona | Miami, Florida | Milwaukee, Wisconsin | Minneapolis, Minnesota | Nashville, Tennessee | New Orleans, Louisiana | New York, New York | Newark, New Jersey | Norfolk, Virginia | North Las Vegas, Nevada | Oakland, California | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | Omaha, Nebraska | Orlando, Florida | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Phoenix, Arizona | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Plano, Texas | Portland, Oregon | Raleigh, North Carolina | Reno, Nevada | Riverside, California | Sacramento, California | San Antonio, Texas | San Bernardino, California | San Diego, California | San Francisco, California | San Jose, California | Santa Ana, California | Scottsdale, Arizona | Seattle, Washington | St. Louis, Missouri | St. Paul, Minnesota | St. Petersburg, Florida | Stockton, California | Tampa, Florida | Toledo, Ohio | Tucson, Arizona | Tulsa, Oklahoma | Virginia Beach, Virginia | Washington, D.C. | Wichita, Kansas | Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Courts and judges by state:
Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming
Courts and judges by type:
Trial courts

School board elections

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School board elections (Portal):
Elections:
2015 | 2014 | 2013
2015 elections by state:
Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming
School districts:
Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming
State departments of education:
Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming
Lists:
School districts in the United States | Largest school districts in the United States by enrollment
School board elections in 2015 | School board candidate filing deadlines in 2015 | School board campaign finance deadlines in 2015
School board elections in 2014 | School board elections in 2013
Analysis:
Analysis of spending in America's largest school districts | Education influencers | Glossary of education terms | United States school shootings, 1990-present


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Local ballot measures

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Local ballot measures (Portal) :
Elections:
2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004
Lists:
By state | By year | By topic
Analysis:
News | Reports | Pension Hotspots Report
Local Ballot Initiatives: How citizens change laws with clipboards, conversations and campaigns
Ballot law (Portal):
Laws:
Laws governing ballot measures | Laws governing initiatives
State statutes:
By state | By year
Lawsuits:
By state | By year | By type
Analysis:
Ballot Law Update | Legal concepts | Signature requirements | Petition drive deadlines | Campaign finance regulations


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Local recalls

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Local recalls (Portal):
Recalls by year:
Upcoming | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009
Recalls by type:
Mayoral | City council | City official | School board
Sheriff | County commission | County official | Special district
Recalls by state:
Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming
Analysis:
Recall news | What is a recall? | How to initiate a recall | Laws governing recall

Budget policy

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Civil liberties policy

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Education policy

Policypedia/Education Policy

Election policy

Policypedia/Election Policy

Voting by state

Energy policy

Policypedia/Energy Policy

Environmental policy

Policypedia

Environmental policy by state

Pension policy

Policypedia/Pension Policy

Pension policy by state

Redistricting policy

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Redistricting policy by state

Interstate compacts policy

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Interstate compacts policy by state

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