Helpful Web Links

Educational Resources

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids: http://bensguide.gpo.gov/index.html

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids is brought to the World Wide Web as a service of the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). Ben's Guide serves as the educational component of GPO Access, GPO's service to provide the official online version of legislative and regulatory information.
This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These resources will teach how our government works, the use of the primary source materials of GPO Access, and how one can use GPO Access to carry out their civic responsibilities. And, just as GPO Access provides locator services to U.S. Government sites, Ben's Guide provides a similar service to U.S. Government Web sites developed for kids.

SCIway - South Carolina's Front Door: http://www.sciway.net/

SCIway, pronounced "sky-way," is an acronym for South Carolina Information Highway. It's also the name of this website, which is the largest and most comprehensive directory of South Carolina information on the Internet.

Federal Links

Election Assistance Commission: http://www.eac.gov

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) was established by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). Central to its role, the Commission serves as a national clearinghouse and resource for information and review of procedures with respect to the administration of Federal elections.

Federal Election Commission: http://www.fec.gov/

In 1975, Congress created the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to administer and enforce the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) - the statute that governs the financing of federal elections. The duties of the FEC, which is an independent regulatory agency, are to disclose campaign finance information, to enforce the provisions of the law such as the limits and prohibitions on contributions, and to oversee the public funding of Presidential elections.

Federal Government FirstGov Portal: http://www.firstgov.gov/

Whatever you want or need from the U.S. government, it's here on FirstGov.gov. You'll find a rich treasure of online information, services and resources.

Federal Voting Assistance Program: http://www.fvap.gov/

This web site provides information to US citizens covered by the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). If you are not a UOCAVA citizen, and wish to vote absentee as a regular state voter, please click here for links to State Election Sites. If you wish to vote in person, please contact your local county election official (listed in the Government Pages of the telephone book).

Other Voting Resources

Congress.org: http://www.congress.org/

Congress.org, a free public service where one can identify their Congressional representatives; research Congressional voting records; learn about the issues of the day; and send e-mail directly to Congress. Constituents can even opt to have their e-mail message hand-delivered to their Representative or Senator's office on Capitol Hill - all without ever leaving their computer.

Project Vote Smart: https://votesmart.org/

Here at Project Vote Smart, Americans young and old volunteer their time, take no money from special interest groups, and have committed themselves to an extraordinary effort that, if successful, will provide their fellow citizens with the tools for a reemergence of political power not known for half a century. Their idea is one you may have thought of yourself. It is a deceptively simple concept but enormously difficult to achieve and would not be possible without the collaboration of citizens willing to lay their partisan differences aside for this one crucial task.

SC Political Parties

http://www.scconstitutionparty.com/Candidates.aspx

DEMOCRATIC PARTY: http://www.scdp.org/

GREEN PARTY: http://www.scgreenparty.org/

INDEPENDENCE PARTY: http://www.independentvoting.org/activistcenter/SouthCarolina.html

LABOR PARTY: http://www.thelaborparty.org/a_sc.html

LIBERTARIAN PARTY: http://www.sclibertarians.org/

REPUBLICAN PARTY: http://www.scgop.com/

UNITED CITIZENS PARTY: http://www.theunitedcitizensparty.org/

WORKING FAMILIES PARTY: http://workingfamilies.org/

State Links

Code of Laws Title 7 - Elections: http://www.scstatehouse.org/code/title7.php

South Carolina State Code of Laws concerning the conduction and administration of elections.

Municipal Association of South Carolina: http://www.masc.sc/

South Carolina Association of Registration and Election Officials (S.C.A.R.E.): http://www.sccounties.org/scare

South Carolina Office of Research & Statistics: http://hd.ors.sc.gov/oldfiles/contactus.html

South Carolina Association of Counties: http://www.sccounties.org/

State Government Web Site: South Carolina's State web portal. All State agency and State Government web sites can be accessed from this portal.