November 8, of course, is Election Day! We’ve pulled together some important resources and articles for readers — and please add additional ones in the comments!
- Need help finding your polling place? (Don’t forget, your designated location can change.) Find where to vote by entering your street address in Google’s built-in tool.
- Enter your street address at Vote411 to get information about local races and candidates.
- Ballotpedia has details on how each state provides time off for voting (or doesn’t).
- The ACLU explains how to exercise your voting rights, resist voter intimidation, and access disability-related accommodations and language assistance at the polls. For help on Election Day, call the non-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 explaining the laws barring 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 (in one way or another) this year.
- Here are the NYT’s Live Updates on the election and their info on 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 Out 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. woman congressional and gubernatorial races, (2) potential milestones and firsts for women running for congressional and statewide elective executive offices, e.g., no state has ever had women serving as both governor and lieutenant governor at once, but that could change this year!), and (3) women as percentage of major-party candidates and nominees.