The November 4th election is almost here! Are you prepared?
It’s not enough to simply register to vote and cast your ballot. You need to educate yourself on the candidates and ballot issues. There are a number of non-partisan, unbiased resources available to help you make an informed decision:
There are three ballot issues this election. You can read the exact text of the issues on the official Information for Voters document published by the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth. The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts provides a balanced and fair look at the issues and provides trustworthy links for finding more information.
This is a presidential election year. President George Bush has served two terms and is ineligible for reelection. Barack Obama and John McCain are on the ballot representing the Democratic and Republican parties respectively. While Obama and McCain represent the most prominent political parties, other parties, including the Constitution, Green, Libertarian and Socialist parties have presidential candidates too.
There’s a lot of information available on politics and the election. If you feel overwhelmed by information or feel like you can’t make sense of the issues check out Daily Show’s Indecision 2008 for some political laughs!