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Ready, Set, Vote!

10/31/2008 6:27:16 PM

Tags: election 2008, voter registration, vote, energy policy, environmental policy, presidential candidates, Roger Doiron

VoteElection Day is only four days away, and if you aren’t one of the more than 15 million people to have already cast a ballot, then you’ve got just a little time left to do some research, find out where you’re supposed to vote, or get answers to any other election questions you may have. Here are a few resources to help you find the information you're looking for:

Wondering if you really are registered or how to find out? Maybe you’d like to know what other issues will be on the ballot and make sure you understand what exactly you’re voting “Yes” or “No” for. Find links to sample ballots for your precinct along with answers to these and many other election questions in Get Ready to Vote on Election Day.

Yup, you’re registered, but which polling place is yours? Find your voting place in Find out Where and When to Cast Your Vote.

Curious about those ballot initiatives you’ve been hearing about (Vote Yes on 2! Vote No on 3!)? Our sister magazine Utne Reader has found a new online resource for researching all those other questions on the ballot — you know, everything that comes after “Please fill in the oval to the left of the presidential candidate of your choice.” Check out Deciding Ballot Initiatives Before Election Day.

You can find a quick look at the presidential candidates’ positions on energy in The Presidential Candidates on Energy Issues and The Candidates Discuss Energy, and on the environment, in Where do the Presidential Candidates Stand on Environmental Issues? These articles also contain links to a number of additional resources for anyone wanting to dig deeper.

Whew! Just in case that’s not enough fun for you, Utne Reader has stumbled on some actual election entertainment. Check out Beat the Political Experts, Win Cash to find out how winning this election guessing game can get you $500.

Before you know it, the election will be over, the votes will be counted, and the 44th President of United States will have a lot on his plate — so why not make it a plate full of local (as in, the White House front lawn) and organic goodness? Check out Mother Earth News writer Roger Doiron’s plans for the new administration in This Lawn is Your Lawn.

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11/4/2008 6:38:17 PM
Great article. This information is exceptionally helpful for citizens wanting to vote, but who don't know where to start. I respect people for looking into the issues and facts on their own before following along with the popular vote or just voting for their party platform. Great resources here.

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