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A key part of MAIN's mission is to "promote civic involvement and democratic dialogue by enabling citizens to become creators as well as consumers of information." To that end, we have created the MAIN Election 2000 website. This site includes a wide range of online resources plus discussion forums on the race for President, the 11th District Congressional seat, as well as state and local elections.

Presidential Forum
Presidential Forum
  County Forums
Local Election Forums
  Congressional Forum
Congressional Forum

Party Lines

DNC LogoDemocratic Party     Republican PartyRNC logo
GREEN logoGreen Party     Libertarian PartyLib logo
NL logoNatural Law Party     Reform PartyReform logo


You don't have to wait until November 7th to vote! Beginning with this upcoming election, for the first time in North Carolina's history, you do not need an "excuse" to vote early. You may vote no-excuse one-stop at the Board of Elections weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. One-stop voting begins Monday, October 16, and ends Friday, November 3.


 Local Links 

DNET logo The Democracy Network - nter your zip code to get a list of the candidates you will vote on in November! Also lists elections office locations, registration information, and politician contact links.
SBOE logo NC Board of Elections - Has online and downloadable lists of candidates. Look up your NC House and Senate choices by district or county here.  State-wide election candidates are here.
NC Look up your NC House district - Graphical representation of the state with counties outlined and house districts color coded.
NC Look up your NC Senate district - Graphical representation of the state with counties outlined and senate districts color coded.
NC WNC Candidate Links - MAIN's page listing individual candidate sites for NC's 13 western-most counties.

 Before You Vote

CPD logo  Commission on Presidential Debates - Offers survey purportedly used in planning the debate format and the questions asked.
org logo  CONGRESS.ORG - Information about the politicians that represent you. Zip code look-up with links to voting records and service history.
LWV logo The League of Women Voters - Offers politicians' voting histories as well as ways to make your voice heard in Washington.
NCSL logo The National Conference of State Legislatures - Comprehensive information, research on critical state issues, informative publications, provocative meetings and seminars, an unparalleled legislative information database, and a voice in Washington, D.C.
PVS logo Project Vote Smart - Selected by the American Political Science Association as the "best political website in existence."
RollCall logo Roll Call - Online edition of newspaper devoted to covering congressional issues.
C-Span logo C-Span - Offers congressional voting record search by member or month, bills status, and more.
LCV logo League of Conservation Voters - Features scorecard area that focuses on environmental voting records.
CRP logo Center for Responsive Politics - Guide to tracking money in politics with contributions listed by candidate and issue.
Campaign Finance - Section of American University's site that offers Federal Election Commission data that can be downloaded and searched.
FEC logo Federal Election Commission - Provides campaign finance data for presidential and congressional candidates as well as political parties and PACs.
CAWP logo Center for American Women and Politics - Lists officeholders, turn out information, and research.
JP logo The Jefferson Project - A nonpartisan guide to online political resources.
Thomas logo Thomas Legislative Information - Up to the minute reports on what legislation is up for consideration, what committees are up to in D.C., and whether your congressman has been naughty or nice.
YC logo YourCongress.com - This site offers refreshingly witty content that is still quite educational: explanations of the workings of federal government, notification list detailing your congressmen's actions, and more.
Grassroots logo Grassroots.com - A non-partisan media and technologies company creating the Internet's premier political action destination - a website containing rich media and everyday communication-collaboration tools.
Harris Poll Harris Poll Online - Policy makers, business leaders, and the media regularly use and cite Harris Poll statistics. This site allows the internet community to participate without having to wait for a polster's call.

 Register to Vote 

election.com election.com - Fill out your voter registration, change of address, or absentee ballot request forms online. Forms must still be printed out, signed, and mailed in.
NC NC Board of Elections Offices - Links to available elections offices are listed by county. If an elections office is not available, the link leads to the county's primary website.

 Just for Kicks 

Dave Barry Dave Barry for President - In his typically witty, though low brow, fashion, Barry runs the spoof campaign of the millennium.
Duke Duke 2000 - If you sometimes feel even an animation would make a better president, jump on the Duke bandwagon.

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