Verify your resume with Ballotpedia and CandidateVerification.
In May 2013, Ballotpedia joined forces with CandidateVerification.org in order to encourage candidates for political office to routinely undergo a free resume verification and background screening. The background checks are conducted by CandidateVerification’s strategic partner and one of the nation’s largest employment screening providers, Talentwise.
Are you a candidate or official?
- Signup to verify your resume here.
- Submit your bio and photo for addition to your Ballotpedia profile.
- Frequently Asked Questions
How you can help
You can help by contacting your elected officials and candidates running for office and ask them to undergo a free resume verification and background check at CandidateVerification. Candidates with campaign websites typically provide contact information on the website. Contact information for state senators and state representatives can be found on legislature websites (listed below).
Here is an example of an email you could send to a candidate or elected official:
| [Candidate/Official name],
I am [Name], a [constituent/activist/etc.] in [location]. I am writing to encourage you to verify your resume by undergoing a free background check on Ballotpedia. The verificiation process ensures that voters get the most accurate information possible. Here is a link about the verification process.
I look forward to checking back to see that you have verified your resume online.
State legislative websites
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The free candidate background checks cover:
- 10 year Federal Criminal Records Search
- 10 year County Criminal Records Search
- 10 year County Civil Records Search
- 10 year Employment History Search
- Post-Secondary Degree/Diploma Verification
- Professional Credential Verification
- National Sex Offender Registry Search
- Military Records Search
CandidateVerification.org is a non-profit corporation governed by the laws of Washington State. CandidateVerification.org hosts a database of background checks on ALL candidates running for public office in the United States. The background checks are conducted by CandidateVerification’s strategic partner, http://www.talentwise.com.