Tech Tuesday: Preparing for the August Primary Election

It’s time to do your homework before casting your vote in the primary election next week!

In this week’s Tech on Tuesday, we’re breaking down tools you can use to prepare to vote in next week’s election.

We know the number of candidates to choose from on the ballot this August can make finding a candidate you believe in feel overwhelming. Don’t worry, we’re here to help with your election education.

Last week we launched a new digital election hub on our website to help you learn about the candidates vying for your vote.

On our election page, you can learn about each candidates’ background, endorsements they’ve received, a list of each candidates’ top donors and an overview of where they stand on important issues. You’ll also find links to each candidates’ campaign website and social media pages to help you dig deeper to find the right candidate for you.

Bios for current lawmakers running for reelection also includes a section on major legislation introduced by each.

We’ve also included resources for you to look up your own ballot to see the local races and proposals you’ll be voting on next Tuesday.

You can also find a list of our latest election-related news articles on our digital election hub.

With the election happening amid the coronavirus crisis, you may have questions about the voting process. To help keep you informed, we’ve included a link to some frequently asked questions about voting this August.

Still need to register to vote? We’ve got you covered with information on how you can register to vote in next week’s election.

After the election on Aug. 4, our web team will be hard at work updating the digital election hub with ballot proposals and candidates, including third party candidates, that will appear on the November ballot.

Make sure to follow Northern Michigan’s Election Leader next Tuesday night for the latest election news and race results.

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