Tomorrow, November 4, is Election Day in the United States. Important races up for election include those for U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and Gubernatorial contests across several states. These races receive most of the attention in the media, but just as important are the races for local offices—those which affect voters more directly.
Voters do not usually pay as much attention to these races. But one website has raised awareness:
ISideWith.com asks a series of questions on various issues and referenda. Based on your responses and geographical area, the site displays the percentage at which you agree with candidates for local, state, and federal offices. Moreover, in calculating your matches, the site includes all candidates on the ballot, including independents and third parties.
If you are unsure on how to vote, please check out the website so that you can make an informed choice on Election Day.
An additional resource for Texas voters is The Dallas Morning News voter questionnaire. Based on a user’s address, the questionnaire lists candidates for office, and enables users to compare candidate responses to answers side-by-side. Most state-wide candidates answered the questionnaire, making it an invaluable resource.
The Saturnalian will be paying close attention to tomorrow’s election, particularly the Texas races. Other races of interest include U.S. Senate contests in South Dakota, New Hampshire, and Kentucky, and gubernatorial contests in Colorado, Georgia, and Massachusetts.