MONTGOMERY, Ala. — With the November election ever approaching, it's important that you know how to research politicians running for public office.
Here's how you can be a more informed voter.
Candidates running for office, whether it be county sheriff or president, will likely have a website dedicated to their campaign. These websites will help give you and understanding of that candidate's political beliefs and specifics on certain subjects.
For local Alabama elections, you can find out how much a candidate raised or spent on their campaign through the Alabama Fair Campaign Practices Act Reporting System.
Click here to look up Alabama campaign finances.
Federally, you can look up campaign finance report through the Federal Election Commission.
Click here to look up federal campaign finances.
If the candidate has served in the house of representatives or as a senator, you can look up how they voted on various topics at www.congress.gov. Additionally, some committee votes are listed on the website.