Americans, are you registered to vote? Midterm Elections are November 6th!

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The United States Midterm Elections are just around the corner. If you haven't done so already, now is the time to make sure that you are registered and ready to vote on November 6th! The results of these elections will have profound significance for the country and indeed the world.

As a service to our American members, we have collected several excellent resources here to help you get prepared and informed before the vote. It is our hope that this will make civic engagement as easy and convenient as possible. is your one stop shop when it comes to figuring out how to vote. Register to vote, check your registration status, keep track of deadlines, get an absentee ballot, find your polling place, and sign up for election reminders. These are the true essentials. is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization and does not support or oppose any political candidate or party.

With the name of a candidate (or even just your ZIP code) Vote Smart makes it easy to review your candidates' biographies, voting histories, interest group ratings, public statements, and campaign finance. If you need to know more about the names on your ballot then this resource can help.

Beyond candidates, the Ballot Measures tool offers detailed descriptions of the ballot measures up for vote in every state, including complete text, sponsors, and election results.

Vote Smart refuses financial assistance from all organizations and special interest groups that lobby or support or oppose any candidate or issue.

Once you are registered to vote, you can make sure that you are extra prepared by checking out your sample ballot. This will let you know exactly what to expect when you enter the booth on Election Day.

Ballotpedia is sponsored by the Lucy Burns Institute, a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin.

No matter who we are as Americans, one of the most important things we can do is vote. We hope that this thread will provide you with everything you need to be an informed participant on November 6th. Remember, every vote counts!
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