You’ll soon be handed on full ballot with plenty of names vying for your attention (or who knows, maybe you already got yours in the mail). Speaking of mail, you’re probably receiving about candidate flyers on the daily. Next week you’ll crack open the paper to see the sample ballot printed in all its glory. And you’ll ask yourself, “We vote for that?”
Every one knows we’re voting for a president this year, but what about the rest of the ballot? What does a member of the Natural Resources District board do? How do I find out which candidate is qualified?
Many candidates have websites with their positions online, many answer candidate questionnaires or attend forums where they answer questions from voters just like you. But you have nothing to compare it to.
To help voters digest the information and evaluate a candidate’s position, Civic Nebraska has created Decoding the Ballot – an informative run-down of what elected offices are on your ballot and what they actually do. Local government has a real impact on our day-to-day lives and voting in those races is really important. But we know you want to be informed. so check out Decoding the Ballot, get an idea of what that elected office does, and then research the candidates and make your voice heard.
It’s not too late to vote early! You can request an early ballot be mailed to you by 6pm Friday, October 28th via email. Or you can vote early in person until Monday, November 7th.