November 8 is of course election day! We’ve rounded up some important resources and articles for readers — and please add more in the comments!
- Do you need help finding your polling station? (Remember, your designated location may change.) Find where you can vote by entering your address in Google’s built-in tool.
- Enter your address on Stem411 to get information about local races and candidates.
- Ballotpedia has details on how each state grants freedom to vote (or don’t).
- The ACLU explains how to exercise your right to vote, resist voter intimidation and access disability-related housing and language assistance at polling stations. For help on Election Day, call the partisan election protection hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE.
- (Hopefully you won’t need this, but Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection has created fact sheets for all 50 states explains the laws preventing unauthorized private militia groups — and what to do if groups of armed individuals are near a polling place.)
- NPR Lists the places where abortion is on the ballot (somehow) this year.
- Here is NYT’s live updates on the election and their information regarding when to expect results.
- FiveThirtyEight has an interactive tool that lets you pick the winner of each race to see the effect on the site’s election forecast for the House and Senate.
- Bloomberg put together a fun quiz called “Test your ability to pick a Democrat from a Republican based on their campaign logos.” (I only got 7 out of 13.)
Also on the “interesting to know but not essential” side of things, here are a few interesting resources from Rutgers’ Center for American Women and Politics: (1) woman vs. women’s congressional and gubernatorial races(2) potential milestones and firsts for women running for congressional and statewide elective officeseg. no state has ever had women serve as both governor and lieutenant governor at the same time, but that may change this year!), and (3) women as a percentage of candidates and candidates for the major parties.