Everyone knows there is an election coming up. (It’s on November 6, 2012.) Not everyone knows that you can see your ballot in advance. It’s easy and takes about 1 minute. No matter where you live, you can see your sample ballot at Vote USA. The site asks you to type in either your 9-digit zip code, or, if you don’t know that, your street address. Voila! The ballot for your area–including all national, state and local candidates and ballot issues–shows up on your screen. It’s a fantastic and free service courtesy of your government.
If you’re curious what a sample ballot looks like, you can see mine here.
Now that you know what’s on the ballot, there’s no excuse to not do a bit of research and go vote.
Bobbi Clemons is an an activist, pseudo-educator, and sometimes writer whose passion for all things geeky rivals her love of Norway.