Yes, there’s a midterm election today. If you’re a registered voter (more on this below) and are completely unprepared, don’t fret. Not Impossible Now found links to digital tools and apps to prep you before you head to the polls.
After all, we write about a lot of amazing gadgets at Not Impossible Now, but there may no cooler piece of equipment than a voting machine on Election Day.
Are You Registered to Vote?
This is first thing you need to find out, since most states require you to register before you can vote. Canivote.org is a nonpartisan site that will you track down your registration information in no time.
If you discover that you aren’t registered to vote, you most likely missed your state’s deadline. But check the secretary of state website of your state by using Canivote.org to find out your local registration rules.
Who Do I Vote For?
This is by far the most complex part of the process, so think of the links below as a starter kit.
The clear winner? ISideWith.com, which Gizmodo said they plan to take to the polls. But take a tour of the other voter guides to see if they can help narrow down a choice for you. Or as Votr claims, “find your Senate soul mate.”
Then check out your local media and newspaper sites for a deeper dive of the candidates and the issues.
Where Do I Vote?
Finally, you should be ready to vote. But where do you go? Check out Betabeat’s feature about Get to the Polls, a site supported by companies like Google, Facebook and Reddit that guides voters to their local polling places. Simply type in your address to find your polling location. Rock the Vote also provides a similar service.
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