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My fellow Americans! =D

One week from Tuesday we go to the polls to vote for President. By now I'm sure almost all of us know who they are going to cast their votes for. But it's important to remember that 36 states will also be voting on a total of 176 additional measures. I remember four years ago- my first presidential election- I was surprised and confused to find that I was voting on additional measures- not just for President- and I was totally unprepared. So I guessed. Guessing, I think we can agree, is not a particularly good strategy for a democracy, especially a first world democracy where so many of us have near-constant access to information.

So I'm asking you to do your research. This page lists all the measures that will be on the ballots on November 6th, divided by state. At the very least you should read the articles on each measure before you go to vote. These questions should not be new to you or take you by surprise when you arrive at your polling place. Know what you are voting on. Same sex marriage and marijuana legalization are just some of the many important subjects being voted on. Know if they're being voted on in your state, and understand what a yes vote or a no vote will mean.

To make this as easy as possible, I've compiled this handy list. All content is originally from Ballotopedia:



Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut
  • No measures

Delaware
  • No measures

District of Colombia
  • No measures

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois
Indiana
  • No Measures

Iowa
  • No Measures

Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi
  • No measures

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada
New Hampshire

New Mexico

New Jersey

New York
  • No measures

North Carolina
  • No measures

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania
  • No measures

Rhode Island

South Carolina
South Dakota

Tennessee
  • No measures

Texas
  • No measures

Utah

Vermont
  • No measures

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia
Wisconsin
  • No measures

Wyoming


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Date: 2012-10-28 04:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valkyriur.livejournal.com
Reposted!

I already voted. Thankfully, our area sends out voting ballots early, so you can read about measures that include point and counterpoint. Unfortunately, they don't include anything about the candidates. that you have to find yourself. There's plenty of info out there on the net though. Search engines are our friends.

Date: 2012-10-28 04:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eidna.livejournal.com
Here in MA, they sent around info sheets on the ballot measures. I'll be voting "for" all 3 of ours.

Date: 2012-10-28 06:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] electricdruid.livejournal.com
I wish NJ did that!

Date: 2012-10-28 08:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eska-rina.livejournal.com
reposted :)



And now I have "My fellow Americans!" on my LJ... dunno what to think about that ;)

Date: 2012-10-29 12:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alchemi.livejournal.com
One of my friends throws a "let's go over the ballot" party in which friends get together and discuss public issues. It is 100% awesomeness.

Thank you

Date: 2012-10-29 02:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paulathecat42.livejournal.com
Thank you for, being aware of your responsibility as a voter, and bringing awareness to your community! It is true that it is particularly important to understand that voting "Yes" may not mean that you are voting for the affirmative action of the measure.
I know in California, where I live, there are measures that will ultimately effect the potential future of many programs, including those in education. I hope that spreading the message in this way, we can get informed electorate to join us between now and next Tuesday at the polls.

Date: 2012-10-29 10:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] omgimsuchadork.livejournal.com
No additional measure in my state, but reposted for others!

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