Voting Info from USA.gov
It’s just as important that you are familiar with the races on your local ballot so you can make informed decisions. Most state election sites have a list of candidates or a sample ballot. This can help you become familiar with who is running for office.
Check Voter Guides
If you want to learn more about the candidates’ views on topics that matter to you, then you might want to check the candidates’ websites or a voter guide. The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, produces an online voter guidewhere you can find a sample ballot, candidates’ answers to specific questions, and links to the candidates’ websites.
There are many organizations that produce voter guides to encourage voting for certain candidates based on the priorities of the group, such as the environment or health care. These organizations may be able to help you find information about the candidates’ positions on issues that matter to you.
Many state and local organizations, such as newspapers, also produce voter guides. These can be a good way to find additional information about local issues of interest.
If you are unsure of where to look for information about a candidate or want to find a local voter guide, check with your local public library.
If the candidate served in Congress, you can find voting history by visiting Congress.govand checking the Major Actions tab on a piece of legislation, such as Senate bill 3187. Here you’ll find links to Senate sites that contain a record of the vote on the bill.
If the candidate served in a state office, then try checking your state legislature’s websitefor similar information.
Saturday 9: The End of the Innocence
1) “The End of the Innocence” is one of Crazy Sam’s favorite songs. Do you like it? Loathe it? Or is it before your time?
2) Obviously Don Henley was a smoker back in the 1980s. Do you smoke? Are you a former smoker? Or did you never start?
Depends on what we’re smoking. Currently, I’m extremely picky about what touches my lungs.
3) Childhood is generally considered an innocent time. In what town did you spend yours?
Chicago northern burbs.
4) Do you abide by “innocent until proven guilty?” Or did you come to your own, pre-trial conclusions about famous defendants like Casey Anthony and OJ Simpson? Sometimes, you gotta add up the facts and hope for Karma to kick in. I mean, where is OJ right now?
5) Is there an old TV show whose cast you’d like to see reunite?
Seinfeld. I wonder how many people will say that.
I keep forgetting to mention Absolutely Fabulous- another one of my favorite and while we are being British, Gavin and Stacy need to reunite.
6) Do you know how to ride a horse?
Yes but, my vertical challenge often forbids it.
7) You’re ordering ice cream. Cup or cone?
8) Do you believe a gentleman should help a lady with her coat?
Do they still make gentlemen?
9) Which search engine do you use most often?
Google till they tell me I’m a robot and want me to do their stupid word verification.