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City of Cincinnati — Elections Commission
This is the place to search for campaign contributions for mayoral and city council candidates.

The Ohio Channel– your source for coverage of Ohio’s official, state-government events and local programming. Provided to you by Ohio’s Public Broadcasting Stations.

League of Women Voters of Greater Cincinnati    The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.

Legislature-OHIO

Legislative Websites

The state of Ohio manages a wide variety of Web sites that contain useful information on services provided by state agencies, boards and commissions as well as the legislation before the General Assembly. Some key Web sites include:

  • www.house.state.oh.uswhich contains basic information on House committees, individual members and general information on house activities.
  • www.legislature.state.oh.us, contains links to the text of all House bills as well as analyses and session schedules for the House and Senate.
  • www.ohio.gov/contacts.htm, contains a nearly complete list of every state agency now online as well as a helpful list of phone numbers for citizens in search of assistance.

State Parties

Campaign Finance

Fact Check.org – is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.

Brookings Institute – The Brookings Institution, one of Washington’s oldest think tanks, is an independent, nonpartisan organization devoted to research, analysis, and public education with an emphasis on economics, foreign policy, governance, and metropolitan policy.

Common Cause – A nonprofit, nonpartisan citizen’s lobbying organization.

National Civic League – A study of local campaign finance reform, undertaken by the New Politics Program of the National Civic League.

National Voting Rights Institute – A leading legal center in the campaign finance reform field. Using litigation and public education, the Institute aims to redefine the issue of private money in public elections as the nation’s newest voting rights barrier. 

opensecrets.org – The Center for Responsive Politics website that tracks money in politics, and its effect on elections and public policy. 

Political Moneyline – Find out who’s giving money to whom. Detailed federal campaign finance data by candidate, political action committee, contributor name or occupation, and other variables. 

Campaign – A non-profit, non-partisan organization that helps citizen groups around the country who is working for campaign finance reform in their states.

Sierra Club – The section of their website dedicated to campaign finance reform.

 

Political Information

Center for National Policy (CNP) – A non-profit, non-partisan public policy organization’s website that tracks federal spending and lists how much federal money is being spent in each Congressional district. Currently information is posted on federal spending in Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. There are demographic profiles, maps showing geographic context and data on urban vs. rural land use.

Politics1.com – Links to just about every political website there is: political parties; state and local political information; international, national, special interest and offbeat news resources; political humor and satire.

Other Links

Ohio Attorney General The Ohio Attorney General’s Office provides a wide array of services for consumers, military service members and veterans, businesses, law enforcement agencies, crime victims, and others. These offerings range from running the state crime lab to resolving consumer complaints and from protecting nursing home residents to advocating for residents’ civil rights.

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research is a private, nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution dedicated to research and education on issues of government, politics, economics, and social welfare

Americans for Democratic Action – works to advocate progressive stances on civil rights and liberties, social and economic justice, sensible foreign policy, and sustainable environmental policy.

The Statistical Assessment Service – A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to working with the political situation.