While the men and women heading to the voting booths on Nov. 6 will come from a plethora of different backgrounds and walks of life, they will all have one element in common with one another: they’ll have a ton of decisions to make, all on a single piece of paper.
However, the reporters at the MLive Media Group have published their online voters guide to help inform voters on just who and what is on their local Election Day ballots. The site not only has information about the candidates running for President and Congress, but also on the hundreds of races for state congress, city commission and other local contests.
Despite its breadth, navigating through the guide’s wades of election data is fairly straightforward. Vistors can browse through the directory manually by either race or individual candidate, or they can simply enter in their address and the site will generate a sample ballot form for their particular district.
Users can match opposing candidates in a side-by-side comparison, listing their backgrounds, reasons for running, and stances on important social and economic issues, all in the candidates own words. The guide also gives vistors a peek into the ballot proposals that will be voted on next month, both for statewide and local.
MLive has compiled ballot information for elections throughout the entire state of Michigan, including the over 40 contests and proposals that will be decided by voters here in Kalamazoo.
The Western Herald will also be continuing its election coverage throughout the next four weeks, providing both news and analysis for the issues that matter to you, the Western student voter.