November 2017

Monday, Monday… or more links about Election Day (which is tomorrow, by the way)

go vote

Getting the message across however I can these days… Voting is more important than ever. Please go exercise your right!

Election Day is TOMORROW here in New York, so today’s links are all about how to get yourself informed quickly. This way, when you go to the polls, which I KNOW you’re planning on doing, you can vote with confidence. Remember– all of these “smaller” elections add up to big things. Every vote counts. For reals.

First off, there is the official NYC Board of Elections Voter Guide, which I find a bit confusing, but it has all the official information you need to get yourself to the polls.

WhosOnTheBallot.org is a great resource for previewing what you are actually going to see on your own local ballot, with links to candidate’s websites, social media, etc. Plus it’s a great place to go to see if you’re registered (and to register if you haven’t already), find out exactly where your polling place is, etc… they will even set a calendar reminder for you.

My go-to, in general, is the WNYC voters guide, from our local NPR radio station. They have all of the candidates for each position, links to their websites and (this is what I love) links to a number of articles about each race, so you can go a bit deeper than just the candidate’s home pages.

The New York Times, of course, has a piece aptly titled Just Tuning In To New York’s Elections Now?, which is full of links and information to help you sort it all out before you head to the polls.

If you want the crib notes on who the reliably progressive folks are on the ballot, check out who the Working Families Party has endorsed. At the very least, if you just blindly follow their lead, you’re not going to be accidentally pulling the lever for a pro-assault weapon, anti-immigration style candidate.