I’ll be voting tomorrow

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Most of us are tired of the endless commercials about how bad the other guy is and what will happen to us if we vote for him or her. If you are like me and are waiting until election day to vote you still have time to do a little research.

If you don’t know where to go to vote you can start by visiting the state poll finder page.

Start by going to the Minnesota Secretary of State website.  Get a sample ballot  Look it over and make sure that you know who you want to vote for. It is hard to get unbiased information about the candidates but it is better to do your own research than to believe what one candidate says about another.

The MPR website is an excellent source of information, see the voters guide. You can listen to the candidates talk and debate each other. You might also find information by doing a google search on a candidates name.

Many of the judges on the ballot are incumbents and running uncontested. I have been researching the contested races. The positions are important. Local judges can work their way up to the US supreme court.

On the state level, we will be voting for representatives and senators and for a governor. How we vote matters as we elect our 41st male governor.  If you don’t know who represents you in the Minnesota senate and house of representatives you can look it up here on the MN district finder page.

There is a school referendum on the ballot in St. Paul. As always the wording is confusing. Voting yes means more money for the schools and yes that means a tax increase.

I vote in every election which is why you should too. Local elections are democracy in action. There is no electoral college. Each of our votes is counted and the candidate with the most votes wins.

Please vote on Tuesday, November 6th and take some time on Monday, November 5th to do your homework.

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