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Vol. 16 No. 2 — February 2008
Tech Tools for the American Voter and the 2008 Congressional Elections
The Tutorial
by Laura Gordon-Murnane, Information Consultant

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Tech Tools for the American Voter
and the 2008 Congressional Elections
This tutorial is a visual walk-through of how to find what you need to know for the upcoming Congressional elections. Use the tutorial to help you find out if you are registered to vote, biographical information on your Congressman or Senator, his or her voting records, and money donations and campaign fundraising for the upcoming election.

The tutorial is divided into five parts – “Can I Vote?”, biographical information on members of Congress, voting records for members of Congress, fundraising and campaign finance activities of candidates, and challenger research. The tutorial shows the different sites and how you can find the information you seek to learn more about the voting process and the candidates.

Click on a Chapter title to get started!

Chapter I: Can I Vote?
Chapter II: Biographical Information
Chapter III: Voting
Chapter IV: Campaign Finance
Chapter V: Challengers

Laura Gordon-Murnane, an information consultant (Knowledge Net Unlimited), has an M.L.S. and works in Washington, D.C. She writes frequently on government information for Searcher. Her e-mail address is
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