Voting and Elections
On November 6, 2012, U.S. citizens voted for the next president, as well as some state and local offices. President Barack Obama was declared the winner of the presidential election.
Learn about President Barack Obama and His Inauguration
Learn about President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Jill Biden, and find out how you might be able to participate in the 2013 inauguration.
Learn about Elections and Voting
See campaign finance reports, children's resources, and voting district maps. Learn election facts and history, how the electoral college works, and more.
Where Do I Vote?
Find your polling location and hours on your state election website.
Request an Absentee Ballot
Find out how you can request an absentee ballot to vote if you are away from home on Election Day.
Register to Vote
Locate your state's voter registration deadline; learn how and where to register; and find information on voter eligibility.
Read tips on researching candidates for the upcoming election.
Volunteer and Contribute to the Election Process
Learn how you can become a poll worker; donate to candidates and committees; and participate in other election-related activities.
Track Fundraising and Spending in Federal Elections
Learn about donations and expenditures in the presidential and congressional races.
Contact Your Elected Officials
Call, e-mail, or mail U.S. state and federal elected officials and government agencies.