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Follow the County Campaign Trail

You can find out what elections are coming up by going to the website http://www.smartvoter.org. You'll need to enter your zip code (if you're not sure, ask your parents or your teacher). The website will tell you who is running for what office. Pick a candidate and find the items from his or her campaign listed below. Check the box to the left of each item you find. See how many you can get!

Candidate:
Running For:
The address and phone number of the campaign office  I FOUND IT!
The website for the candidate or if no website exists, a website that mentions the candidate  I FOUND IT!
The candidate's information on http://www.smartvoter.org  I FOUND IT!
A brochure about the candidate  I FOUND IT!
A news story about the candidate  I FOUND IT!
The candidate's position on an issue  I FOUND IT!
A sign or bumper sticker for the candidate  I FOUND IT!
Another news story about the candidate  I FOUND IT!
A photo of the candidate  I FOUND IT!
A biography of the candidate  I FOUND IT!
The candidate's position on another issue  I FOUND IT!
A list of endorsements for the candidate  I FOUND IT!
Another news story about the candidate  I FOUND IT!
The candidate's position on another issue  I FOUND IT!
The election results  I FOUND IT!

Did the candidate win? Talk with someone else about what you think worked and did not work in their campaign? What things about them did you like? What didn't you like? If you were running for that office, what would you have done differently?