How do you find information about Virginia candidates for elections?


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Virginia Department of Elections’ website, Elections.Virginia.gov, is an ideal place to find information about candidates for elections. USelections.com and Ballotpedia.org are also good resources for finding information about election candidates. Federal Election Commission’s website, Fec.gov, has information about candidates contesting for U.S. President, U.S. Senate or U.S. House of Representatives.

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Virginia Department of Elections’ website has information about all candidates of Virginia contesting in various elections, including general elections, special elections and primaries. The website also has historical data about candidates from previous years. The specific information available about candidates on the website includes name, address, party, incumbent description and e-mail address.

USelections.com, founded by Jeff Cohen in 1999, is an information database about U.S. elections for citizens. It includes information about candidates for elections of all states, including Virginia. It also allows for users to debate and exchange idea about elections through its forum and opinion polls.

Ballotpedia is an online encyclopedia about U.S. politics and elections. In addition to information about candidates, it also publishes information about all aspects of elections. The professional editorial staff ensures that the content on the website is verifiable, accurate and neutral.

FEC’s website is an ideal place to look for financial information of the candidates. The financial information is collected from all filings by the committee authorized by the candidates, including the principal campaign committee, to raise and spend election funds.

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