It’s just as important to know why you’re voting as it is to know how. Staying informed helps you better engage in our democracy, whether or not you decide to vote. However, it can be overwhelming to keep track of everything that is going on. Luckily, there are many nonpartisan, easy-to-use resources out there to help answer your questions! Here are some of our favorites:
How do I get balanced news coverage?
The FlipSide is a daily email newsletter that curates thoughtful opinions from liberal and conservative media on one high-profile topic per day. They also include a light-hearted article at the end of every email to brighten your day.
AllSides displays the top stories from all parts of the political spectrum to give you a more balanced perspective on current events. Every news source is accompanied by a media bias rating determined using multiple methods including user feedback.
How can I find out more about the 2020 presidential candidates?
iSideWith is a quiz that shows how your opinions on various issues line up with the 2020 presidential candidates and other prominent federal politicians. Once you complete the quiz, you can also view data on how other users fall on the issues.
WeVote is an online voting guide that allows you to follow issues, organizations, and people you are interested in, as well as showing who endorsed each choice on your ballot.
How can I tell my rep what issues I care about?
IssueVoter allows you to read about high-profile bills in Congress and send your opinions on them to your representatives. They also show how your rep ends up voting, so you can find out how well they are representing your interests.