November 3rd is a crucial day in the United States. Not only will changes be happening in both your local and state levels, but we’ve got a presidential election coming up that will steer the course of the nation for the next four years.

At Discord, we believe that everyone should be able to exercise their right to vote, no matter what your position or views may be. With this year’s election just over a month away, it’s time to kick into gear and get informed!

We’ve collected a handful of important resources for both new and returning voters for the upcoming elections in November. You’ll be sure to find the guidance you’re looking for this season and make an informed decision.

Voter Education

If you’re already registered to vote and are looking to better understand what’s on your local ballot, the websites below are a great place to start.

  • VOTE411: A bipartisan election site that allows you to check your voter registration status and see what’s on the ballot in your area.
  • Vote Smart: Vote Smart’s mission is to provide free, factual, unbiased information on local candidates and elected officials to all Americans.
  • Voterly: A comprehensive political database designed to help modern-day Americans make quick and informed voting decisions.
  • Know Your Vote: Where the politically curious become the politically empowered, Know Your Vote shares non-partisan, factual information so that you can, well… know your vote!
  • Ballotpedia: Digital encyclopedia of American politics and elections, Ballotpedia’s goal is to inform people by providing accurate and objective information about politics at all levels of government.

Voter Registration

If aren’t registered to vote yet, are planning to register soon, or know someone who hasn’t registered, the below resources will help you get ready for the upcoming election.

  • Vote.org: Vote.org uses technology to simplify political engagement, increase voter turnout, and help strengthen American democracy.
  • HeadCount: A non-partisan organization that uses the power of music to register voters, inform and empower people they already are — at concerts and online.
  • Rock the Vote: Rock the Vote is a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to building the political power of young people.
  • National Vote at Home Institute: NVAHI is dedicated to making sure every American can vote in secure, safe, accessible, and equitable elections by working to expand vote-at-home systems in all 50 states.
  • Better Know a Ballot: State-by-State information on how to register to vote in your area.

Each state has its own registration deadline, so be sure to check what your state’s deadline is at Vote.org’s Voter Registration Deadlines page.

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