Well, it’s here, Election Day.
The polls in the U.S. are now open for the midterm elections, which will see people across the country voting for their House Representatives as well as local governors and state representatives.
Even though the midterms don’t directly affect the presidency, there’s still a huge amount at stake, with outcomes affecting control of Congress as well as issues like abortion rights. It’s why Big Tech platforms genuinely stepping up to tackle election misinformation — as in, actually tackling it — really matters.
So how do you find out where to go to vote, and view a sample ballot?
Let’s break it down.
Where do I vote?
To find out where you go to vote, just visit vote.org and navigate to the polling place locator. Then it’s simply a case of scrolling down and plugging your address into the box pictured below.
Click “search” and another window will open showing your “Election Day Voting Site” along with a map, address, the hours the polling site is open, and a button to “Get Directions”.
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What is my sample ballot?
OK, so you know where you’re going to vote, but what about who you’re going to vote for?
Well, the good news is all that information is pretty much in the same place. To see your sample ballot, just click “Ballot Info” in the same window — this will take you to a new page showing a list of the different positions you can vote for, the candidates running for those positions, and the party they represent.
Now, all that’s left to do is for you to turn up and vote. Voter turnout in the 2018 midterm elections was higher than ever, but still only 47.5 percent of the voting-age population turned up — less than half. This Election Day, show up and be counted.