Early voting begins today, October 22, 2018. If you registered for a ballot by mail, mail it in. If you are a registered voter you can go to an early voting location (google it, bing it, yahoo it, to find one). Before we get into all the resources, be sure to check out these informative events at #BCSouth. gubernatiorialdebatewatch25Oct-Election Event Monitor

We’ve gathered a lot of political information and political advertisements for and against candidates, amendments, etc. so that we can start and engage in conversation. We do not endorse any particular political party or candidate. To know what you are doing at the polls, you really have to know your ballot. Depending on which county you live in, some ballots may have many pages and many of those pages consist of amendments.  We scoured the internet and found some great sources to help you figure out what the issues are so you can make the best decision.

Local 10 News Glenna Milberg did a great job breaking down the amendments to the simplest terms with short little video clips about 1-3 min. each. You can watch the video clips on Local 10 here.

There is a shorter version on News 7 that Craig Stevens put together quickly breaking down all the amendments in under 3 minutes. You can watch the News 7 video clip here.

All these amendments have to be important because we see ads for them on TV every day. We found as many as we could and created a playlist on YouTube which you can watch here. This video for all the amendments is non-partisan but always check the source of the information.

After you view and read all about the amendments, you may actually want to see a sample ballot. A sample ballot is the same ballot you will see in the voting booth but it is really helpful to read it ahead of time so you can get the voting done much quicker. It’s like getting a test ahead of time so that when you get the “real test” (the ballot), you already know what your answers should be. We found sample ballots from Broward, Dade, and Monroe.

The biggest reason we are probably going to vote is so that we can choose a new Senator, Governor, State Representative, Attorney General, Chief Financial Officer, Commissioner,  Judge, and other offices. We started gathering ads for and against candidates (no particular order) and put them on our YouTube playlist.  Here is a complete list of every single office and candidate in Florida.

Besides being an informed voter, you can get involved. Did you know you can get paid to work the poll? Here is a link to find out about working for the supervisor of elections. You can volunteer for your candidate and help them get the word out by making phone calls, going door to door, write letters, host meet and greets and more. Look for a candidates website and search for volunteer opportunities.

We are still gathering information about all the candidates, bookmark this page and check back for updates on the 2018 midterm elections.

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