With the upcoming presidential election, it is more important than ever to register to vote. Traditionally, registering to vote required a paper application, either mailed or delivered to the County Courthouse. However, a number of states are now offering online voter registration.
On September 19, 2012, the State of California launched a new online voter registration system. According to the September 20, 2012, article by Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times, there are 6.5 million California residents that are eligible to vote but have not registered. The California Secretary of State, Debra Bowen hopes that the new system will ensure greater … Read More
Do you need a map of the State, County or City where you live? Are you looking for a current map or a historic one of your area? You may be surprised by the number and types of maps available online. Most States offer standard maps such as road maps, crime maps, legislative district maps, and others. However, many States offer other useful maps including historic maps.
For instance, Utah’s “Geologic Survey Maps,” include geologic maps, geologic hazard maps, ground water maps and topographic maps. Alabama’s “Air Photo Maps” available by County includes views by location … Read More
Voting is one of the most important rights that we have as citizens. It is also one of our greatest responsibilities. Eligibility to vote in the United States is determined by both federal and state law. You must be at least 18 years old at the time of the election, a United States citizen, and a resident of the state, county, and precinct for which you are voting. Most states also have requirements regarding felony convictions and mental competency. Additionally, most states require that you register in advance of Election Day, but some offer registration on Election Day. North Dakota … Read More
Do you need to find a physician that specializes in a certain field? Are you new to an area and want to find a doctor within a certain distance from home? Has your doctor ever been cited for disciplinary actions or do you wish to file a complaint? These are all questions that can be answered using the links on our “Professional License Records Resources” website.
Most states provide a search of physician licenses; although the type of information and the amount provided varies by state. Some of the states providing physician searches are: “California Medical Board… Read More
Among the many types of public information available on our “Free Public Records Search Directory” you can access the salaries of various federal, state, and county employees. Some of the databases are maintained by newspapers from around the country. Others are maintained by State agencies. Some of the sites provide an accounting of federal or state expenditures, while others allow a salary search of individual employees or positions.
Using the “Federal Employees” website, you can search salaries by name, agency or job title. You can also access the salaries of “U.S. Postal Service” employees by name … Read More
Reviewing the financial transactions of your state government requires just a few clicks on your computer in some states. As tax payers, we spend a lot of money each year, and some of us may want to know what that money is going towards. While the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) has helped open the gateway to making certain information public and accessible, actually finding these spending records could be a difficult task. Thus in some states, the governments have decided to implement databases which make the search process easier for the public.
Recently Kansas launched a state spending database … Read More