Millions of Americans will go to the polls tomorrow for the mid-term election. By all accounts, this election will likely cause a sea change in the U.S. House of Representatives and perhaps in the U.S. Senate. Many voters have some knowledge of these high-profile national races, but many of those same voters are unaware of the candidates and issues at stake in local and state races. I received an e-mail tonight, for instance, asking me if I knew anything about the candidates running for judge in our city.
If you are in this position and you are a Kentucky voter, I want to direct you to the Courier-Journal website. The Courier-Journal has created a tool that will build your ballot based on where you live and then will give you a run-down on the candidates and their positions. If you are not ready to vote yet, you might want to spend some time tonight working through this ballot.
If you live outside of Kentucky, you need to know that tools and voter guides like this one are widespread on the internet. You are probably just a Google search and a click away from find a similar tool for your area.