Voters encouraged to be ‘election ready’ by reviewing sample ballot

With the Nov. 6 General Election just weeks away, voters are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the ballot’s content before casting their vote.

The upcoming election consists of candidate races at all levels of government, 11 state constitutional amendments, one school board question, and 10 County questions. In addition, 17 municipalities have contests on the ballot.

Because this ballot is a lengthy one, voters should prepare in advance by viewing their voter-specific customized sample ballot available on the Elections Department’s website. By entering minimal voter information, voters quickly can view a sample ballot containing exactly what they are eligible to vote on. This gives voters the opportunity to make their decisions prior to voting, thereby expediting their voting experience.

“Due to length of the ballot, I encourage registered voters to be ‘election Ready,’” said Penelope Townsley, supervisor of elections. “So, whether they vote early, by absentee or on Election Day, it will be a faster and more efficient process if they take the opportunity to review their sample ballot ahead of time. I would even suggest printing the sample ballot and having it handy while they vote.”

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