This guide supports and supplements the curriculum of Adulting 101: Keeping Up with the Candidates, a civic literacy workshop put on by the Robert B. House Undergraduate Library. The workshop provides search strategies and tools for finding the most accurate, current information about political candidates and issues.
Consider the following questions:
Select one political candidate and use news and other online sources to find information about them. As you research, look for the following information:
Even if you think you are registered to vote, check to make sure that your name appears on the electoral roll for the district where you plan to vote.
Before you go to the polls, visit the North Carolina State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement website to find information about voting dates and locations, voter registration requirements, local candidates, and campaign finance.
Use the news and other online resources provided in this guide to research an issue and candidate for office. To guide your research, answer the questions on the Elections Worksheet.
Ask at the front desk of the UL, chat with us online, or schedule a consultation.