5 Great Resources To Read Before You Vote In The Midterms

It’s time to make your voice heard. 🇺🇸

The midterm elections are right around the corner, and early voting has already started. It’s important to make sure you vote on the issues that matter and for the candidates who represent your ideals.

If you’re feeling a bit lost and want to be well-informed before you hit up the polls, you’ve come to the right place. Read through the following five resources to get briefed on everything you need to know before you cast your ballot.

1. Headcount

Headcount has all kinds of voter resources at their disposal. Think: how to register to vote, checking your registration, and all the ways you can vote in your state. Plus, you can also look up your polling place, find your ballot, or request a mail-in ballot.

Want some information on how to vote? They have a handy guide on how to research candidates. It really is a one-stop shop for everything you need to vote in any election.

2. Rock The Vote

Celebrating their 32nd year of activism, Rock The Vote provides you with all the information you need to ensure you’re ready come November: registration status, early voting, polling places, ballot tracking, and more.

Rock The Vote is also currently working on legislation to get a nonpartisan curriculum (Democracy Class) into high schools to ensure that every generation of voters is informed enough to make smart decisions when they head to the polls.

3. Campus Vote Project

If you’re worried about any barrier that may stop you from voting, Campus Vote Project is here to help. Their goal is to ensure that every college student has a right to vote by taking their campaign to the streets of campuses.

Loaded with resources on how to make your campus voter-friendly, how to make a voting plan, and even a timeline on how to be ready once election day is here, it’s a great resource to tap into. Plus, if you’ve ever wanted to get involved on campus, this is a great way to spark some activism.

4. Best Colleges

Do you want the straight facts on the issues this year without any partisan spin? Best Colleges is ready to break it down for you, issue by issue. With this easy-to-read guide, it shows where each party stands on the major talking points for the 2022 midterms.

Best Colleges also has specific voter resources for minorities like members of the LGBTQA+ community, Latinx voters, and more. Also, they’ve partnered with VoteAmerica to create a voting toolkit to ensure you’re ready on November 8.

5. Students Learn Student Vote (SLSV) Coalition

Described as, “the national hub and largest nonpartisan network in the country dedicated to increasing student voter participation,” the SLSV Coalition is definitely worth checking out. They have hundreds of resources available for free ranging on a wide variety of topics.

And if you have a specific question? Check out their #StudentVoteStarterPacks, where they surveyed various demographics of students on what voter resources they used, how they got registered, and more.

Ensure you’re ready to vote in the 2022 midterm elections with Vote.org.