Being able to vote is something I see as an amazing opportunity and a serious responsibility. But when you’ve moved around a fair bit in the last few years, as I have, that makes it harder to stay informed about state and local politics, since you kind of have to start over every time you move.
Thank goodness for Project Vote Smart! Their mission “is to provide free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials to ALL Americans.” I’ve come to rely on their easy-to-use tools and the huge amount of non-partisan information they provide to insure that I vote for the candidates that best reflect my values.
So during this election season, I encourage everyone to spend some time on their website (and maybe to make a donation to support their work, if you can)!