Digital Voting Resources
Today is Election Day. And by this next year, Americans will have elected our next president. But that’s a ways away.
If you haven’t already voted today, here’s a list of sites and resources to peruse before you cast your ballot, courtesy of our friends at Mashable. The resources below are broken down into national, state and local lists, with an emphasis on the races and issues that are likely to have national repercussions.
State Election Websites: The U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s clickable map leads to each state’s election website, where you’ll find polling places, voting times, guides and relevant social media sites. These states, counties and cities offer spiffy online polling place locators (more keep getting added throughout the day): Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Mississippi, New York City, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Los Angeles County, Calif., and Pasco and Sarasota counties, Fla. Some states allow you to register to vote on Election Day while others do not, so be sure to check regulations on your state’s election website.
State and Local
Americans’ decisions on Election Day will influence two gubernatorial battles in Kentucky and Mississippi and several congressional races, including one in Oregon where voters in five counties can cast votes on iPads. Also drawing headlines are ballot measures regarding labor, voting and abortion rights. Here are some news stories detailing those topics.
- The New York Times: Votes Today May Be Political Barometer for the 2012 Election
- The Washington Post: Five Big Questions on Election Day
- Politico: A POLITICO Cheat Sheet
- The Los Angeles Times: What to Watch For on Election Day 2011
- USA Today: Voters Go To Polls in Off-Year Elections
CNN: What Election Day 2011 Could Tell Us About 2012