Our Choices 2016: Ballot Measures

Ballot Measures Forum, Oct. 13, 6:30 - 9 pm. Journey Museum.

Ballot Measures Forum, Oct. 13, 6:30 – 9 pm. Journey Museum

The presidential candidates have received most of the attention, as usual, this election season; however, my sample ballot has 16 candidates in 6 races and 10 ballot measures. Here are my main sources for informing my choices on these important, though much less covered, races.

General Sources

  • Project Vote Smart is a non-partisan website that is treasure trove of information. “Vote Smart’s mission is to provide free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials to all Americans.”
  • Ballotpedia is an “online encyclopedia of American politics and elections” funded by the Lucy Burns Institute, a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. The have articles for every candidate and issue on my ballot, and very helpfully, each article has a Google News Feed search at the bottom.
  • To see what races I will encounter in South Dakota, I looked up my sample ballot.

Ballot Measures

We have 10 ballot measures this year, and researching them has been my main focus so far this election.

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