These resources are provided by the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Elections Division:
Here's a nonpartisan guide to voting in Massachusetts
Voter ID information:
Massachusetts Voter ID Information
Massachusetts ID Requirements for Voting by Mail
What's on the ballot? Check nonpartison Ballotpedia or Vote Smart.
Annenberg Political Fact Check is designed to help voters by “monitoring the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.” Updated even when it is not election season. Includes information on special interest groups behind television ads.
Center for Public Integrity is a well documented investigative journalism organization and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2014 & 2017.
Newsguard is a browser extension that provides an easy way to evaluate websites. “Green-Red ratings compiled by a team of trained journalists signal if a website is trying to get it right, has a hidden agenda, or knowingly publishes falsehoods or propaganda.”
Politifact is a fact-checking website founded by editors of Time Magazine and in conjunction with Congressional Quarterly.
Resources for talking with your kids about voting:
Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government: Sponsored by the Government Printing Office and an official partner of AASL, this resource is dedicated to educating children of different age levels about the workings of federal government.
Kids Voting USA: This offers nonpartisan information for kids and resources for educators.
Rock the Vote: A nonprofit founded by members of the recording industry, Rock the Vote is geared towards younger voters and includes information on issues and voting, as well as Democracy Class—lesson plans for teachers and education partners working with high school students.
*Many resources listed are from ALA's publication Libraries and Voter Engagement.