You Count: Local voting resources

Next week is a Special Election. If you’re new to voting or learning about ballot measures you might be asking yourself, How am I supposed to know what to vote for? Where do I learn about the issues? 

Voting on ballot measures is a task not to be taken lightly. Here at the library, we want you to be aware of both sides of the issue (much like we help you learn more about the pros and cons of an issue with our Opposing Viewpoints electronic resource when you’re working on a project!). So we’ve put together a teen voting page and an elections page to give you the best sources to learn about local issues and ballot measures.

Some of our favorites resources allow you to:

Check out Sno-Isle Library’s Elections in Washington page for a calendar of upcoming election dates.

Get familiar with election websites for Snohomish County or Island County.

Keep current with HeraldNet’s politics page, or through the Whidbey News-Times.

Watch gavel-to-gavel coverage of Washington State Legislature sessions and coverage of the Washington State Supreme Court and public affairs events on TVW.

Learn more about volunteering, voter information, and who your elected officials are with the League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island or League of Women Voters of Snohomish County.

And speaking of local resources, librarians in your community libraries have created a list of books and movies to inspire you to lead, volunteer, and vote!

Sound off: did I miss a resource? How do you learn about elections and ballot measures?

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