Tuesday is Election Day in the United States. And while the mid-terms historically have lower turnout than presidential years, every election has a huge effect on your state, city, and even your neighborhood.
The first step is knowing what’s on your ballot. Not sure what all the questions, referenda, and local races are? You can get a sample ballot from Vote411.org, a nonpartisan group run by the League of Women Voters. Checking out your ballot ahead of time lets you do some research and print out a cheat sheet, so you can go into the voting booth with a solid plan. After you do that (and mark your own ballot), check out four more ways to help get out the vote today.