Thursday, October 30, 2008

Vote 2008

Those of us voting at the Franciscan Heights Senior Community next Tuesday should allow extra time to visit their Election Day Sale. Those voting at City Hall can support the Friends of the Rensselaer Library at their Bake Sale (proceeds go to buying a bike rack).

Here is a roundup of voting information and useful sites:

  • NYS Board of Elections has a secure Polling Place Lookup based on your voter registration information.
  • Albany Voter Guide (Times Union) - Create a sample ballot, read profiles of candidates, and even e-mail your selections to yourself (if you don't mind your e-mail service provider knowing who you're planning to vote for)
  • Project Vote Smart - Lets you see incumbent voting records. Few candidates answered their Political Courage Test this year (notable exceptions being Ralph Nader and Paul Tonko)
  • NYS League of Women Voters - Highlighting information about candidates' positions on health care.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science - Presidential candidates positions on science and technology policy.
  • Lots more information about the Prez and VP candidates' positions on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) policy at ScienceDebate2008.