What’s on your ballot?

It’s frustrating how many people vote by party line just for the sake of saving time and energy. Or just marking the top name on the ballot because, well, it’s the first one.

Now, you don’t have an excuse with November6th.org. By just typing in your address, you can see all of the candidates and ballot questions you will be facing when you go into the voting booth next Tuesday (or sooner, if you’re early voting).

The website—sponsored by the League of Young Voters Education Fund, the New Era Civic Fund, the Bus Project Foundation, and Forward Montana—is very easy to use. All you have to do when you hit the home page is type in your address. Everything you’ll see on Election Day will pop up in front of you.

It can also be helpful to see what’s on the ballot in other places. For example, in Grafton, W.V., they’re voting on Amendment One, which will repeal the two consecutive term limitation for sheriffs. Or, in Eugene, Ore., they’re voting on Measure 84, which would phase out inheritance taxes on large estates.

You can also create and share your own ballot with the issues that you care about most. It’s all there on November6th.org, so before you head to the polls, be sure to log on and check it out.

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Justin Franz

Justin Franz

Justin Franz is a Montana-based reporter and photographer who wrote about web culture for the Daily Dot. His work has more recently appeared in Flathead Living Magazine, Trains Magazine, and Travel + Leisure.