*"*Maintaining the integrity of our elections is vital to democracy, so this week we’re challenging you to get more involved with the process. Below, find out where you vote, how to register yourself and help others, volunteer at the polls, and more.
1. Get Registered
First off, make sure you’re registered to vote. A great place to start is vote.gov, where you can find out how to register online, or download a hard copy of the National Mail Voter Registration Form to send in. For information about registering in person, registering in other languages, registration deadlines, voter requirements, and more, check out this voting guide.
2. Find out where you vote
You can find your local election office here. This website will direct you to your state’s voting guide, where you should be able to see your polling place (including maps and directions), districts for your precinct, and candidates and questions that will be on the ballot at the next election. Your state may also have a primary election coming up soon, which determines the candidates that will be on the ballot in the general November election.
3. Know the issues and positions
What issues do you care about? Do you know where candidates stand? Here are a few resources that will help you match your views with your vote:
Project Vote Smart: helps you explore not only issues and stances, but voting records and campaign contributions
BallotReady: research every name and issue on the upcoming ballot
iSideWith: working backwards, this matches you with the “perfect” candidate based on your stances on issues
After you find your favorite candidates, see if they could use any help on the campaign trail. Joining a volunteer team is usually as simple as making a quick phone call or sending an email..."