Election 2024

Election 2024

Note: Some of the tools on this page are AI-driven while others are just sites useful for covering the election. Also see the resources on our Data tools and Fact-checking pages.

Knight Election Hub
Links to free election coverage resources or greatly-reduced costs for tools through this Knight Foundation resource.

AP:Tests Find AI Tools Readily Create Election Lies from the Voices of Well-Known Political Leader

Brennan Center: How AI Puts Elections at Risk

IRE Expert Tips on Covering Election 2024

News Literacy Project: Election 2024 Resources
A good checklist of resources at the bottom of the page

Democracy Toolkit

The Citizens Agenda
Learn how to change your election coverage

Election SOS
A nonpartisan election resources site from Hearken and the Center for Cooperative Media, Democracy Day, The Solutions Journalism Network, Trusting News, Good Conflict, The Center for Journalism & Democracy and the Knight Election Hub.



Democracy SOS Timeline
Good list of tools and resources to improve coverage

FEC.gov
Find campaign contribution data by candidate and much more

FEC Itemizer from Propublica
Lets you to browse electronic campaign finance filings from the FEC

MoneyinPolitics.wtf
A dictionary of campaign finance jargon.

State Campaign Finance Databases
Search this interactive map to find them

FedSpending.org
Sort this database by state, district, agency, etc.

Sunlight Foundation
Political watchdog group that tracks lobbyists and fundraising.

Dirty Money
This database tracks candidate contributions from companies that are the worst polluters. 

Vote-Smart.org
Covers candidates and elected officials across several categories

Common Cause
Election watchdog org.

AccountAnalysis.app
This tool enables you to evaluate Twitter accounts. 

FairVote.org
Monitors voter turnout

RCFP Election Legal Guide for Journalists
An overview of legal issues that journalists may face

Campaign Ethics: A Field Guide
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University has produced non-partisan, how-to book for candidates and political consultants on how to run an ethical campaign.

Open Secrets Anomoly Tracker
Highlights “anomalies” in its money-and-politics data. An anomaly, as we define it here, is an occurrence that is out of the ordinary. It is not necessarily an indication that there is something amiss.

GIJN: How to Regain Impact in Election Reporting

Civic
Politico offers a great suite of open-source data creation tools for covering the elections.

VoteView
Allows users to view every congressional roll call vote in American history on a map of the United States.

OpenStates.org
Search for bills or legislators across all states.

Marist Poll Academy
A free resource for journalists (and others) that provides practical information about polling that’s critical to accurate reporting.

ProPublica Reporting Recipe: How to Report on Voting by Mail

National Conference of State Legislatures: Voting Outside the Polling Place

Verified Voting
County-by-county breakdown of polling equipment and registered voters. Search for the make and model of, say, the ballot marking device or electronic poll book being used in precincts of interest.

Election Protection
The nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition.

PollingReport.com
A clearinghouse of election polls

Civic: Politico Elections Data Management Tools
A great suite of open-source data creation tools for covering the elections.

NYU Political Ad Observatory
Explore Facebook and Instagram political campaign ads. Ad Observatory relies on data published by Meta and other sources

National Personnel Records Center
A central repository of government and military personnel records

Vote411 from The League of Women Voters

Politifact Truth-o-Meter
Who’s lying. Who isn’t.

State Department: Election Resources

National Association of State Election Directors