Government and Voting

Need a government agency? Check out these government and nonprofit resources.

Federal
USA.gov  US government’s official web portal
Social Security Administration  Apply for benefits or locate the closest SS Office
The White House  President’s Weekly Address, the National budget and more
Federal and State Institutions  Governmental departments and offices
Central Intelligence Agency  History, economy, geography and people
Federal Citizen Information Center  Contact information for federal programs or services
United States House of Representatives  Find your representative

State & Local
City of Effingham  Police, Fire, city departments and City Council Meeting agendas
Illinois Government  Illinois Government Facts & Information
Illinois Attorney General’s Office  Health care assistance, consumer alerts and more
Illinois Governor’s Office  Government directory & state agencies
Illinois General Assembly  Members and committees of the Illinois House and Senate
Illinois Blue Book  Illinois courts, congress, legislature, education, state and local facts
Library of Congress  State and local government

Voter Information
Illinois State Board of Elections  Voter Registration, polling places, voters’ guide
Project Vote Smart  Find your representatives & information on candidates
FactCheck  Monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players
League of Women Voters  Encourages informed and active participation in government
OpenSecrets  Resource for federal campaign contributions, lobbying data and analysis