I remember the first time I received a sample ballot in the mail. Ripping open the envelope, out poured pages and booklets filled with terms, candidates, and propositions I didn’t know much about. There was no way I could vote confidently without diving into what could be hours of research. Lucky for you, we put together a list of handy resources to use when preparing your ballot.

Start with Voterly’s Smart Ballot

If you’re a first-time voter or haven’t gotten around to doing the research, ballot fatigue can kick in big time. You lose patience or start to feel unsure…

For the 2020 Election, 28 states require employers to give time off for their employees to vote. Here’s a quick rundown to ensure your workplace won’t prevent you from pulling up to the polls this year.

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source: Dallas Legal Examiner

Can I take time off of work to vote?

Depending on your state, you may be allowed up to 3 hours off work to vote. Check with your HR department to confirm if the time off is paid or unpaid. Most but not all states enforce policies to protect employees from being fired or disciplined for taking time off during the workday to vote…

As election day draws near, cases of voter suppression are emerging throughout the country and most significantly in Texas — a key battleground state. Mail-in ballots became a popular choice of voting due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fear of postal delays following the defunding of the United States Postal Service prompted counties to set up safe dropbox locations for voters to deposit absentee and mail-in ballots. Barely a month from Election Day, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed an order limiting each county to one dropbox location. This forced Harris County, the largest county in Texas with over 4.5 million residents…

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