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Middletown Election Ballot: Here’s What’s Up

Hey guys, the election! If you’re off-campus or an alum and still don’t know where to vote tomorrow, check out Find Your Fucking Polling Place. Just type in your address; it’ll tell you where the fuck you can vote and who the fuck you can vote for, including third-party presidential candidates. It’s that simple.

Voting in Middletown? Cool. Most Wesleyan students will be voting at the Senior Center across from Broad Street Books, which is conveniently only a few blocks from Usdan. Your sample ballot looks like this. If you live in La Casa, Interfaith/Light House, or Full/Writing House, you’re an exception. Your polling place is Macdonough School, where you will have the same ballot as other students, except that your state representative candidates will be different (one of them is a former Wes student), for reasons probably only Elvin Lim understands. Click here to see it. If you need a ride, there will be shuttles going to the polls every ten minutes between 8:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. from the Wyllys Avenue Usdan entrance.

I was going to fill the rest of this post with either an inane rundown of my favorite Mike Gravelrelated YouTube videos or an analysis of the Wesleying election poll, which gives Giant Joint more than twice as many votes as Romney, but then Gabriela De Golia ’13 sent in this fairly extensive Guide to the Middletown Ballot for Dummies, which includes senate candidates, local elections, and Middletown ballot questions. (As a disclosure, De Golia is former Vice President of WesDems—this isn’t necessarily a purely objective overview.) Click past the jump for De Golia’s summaries.

As always, this is a crucial election, because if your guy doesn’t win, then the other guy might.

Voter Registration: Deadline Next Tuesday, WSA Will Deliver Forms

For those of you who missed it, the WSA sent out an extensive email earlier today reminding people that the mail-in deadline to register to vote in Connecticut is this coming Tuesday, October 23rd, along with instructions on how to register to vote. Copied below the jump is the email in full.

On a more personalized note: no joke, everyone, GET OUT AND VOTE. There is more at stake in this election than just the presidential seat (think Senate, House, and future Supreme Court appointees), so whether you vote in Connecticut or your home state, your vote will matter. That being said, be an informed voter when you arrive at the polls on November 6th.

WSA Emails = TL;DR: if you haven’t registered anywhere else yet, or are still waiting on your absentee ballot, seriously consider registering to vote in Connecticut before the October 23rd mail-in deadline (or the October 30th walk-in deadline, at the latest).

Now, for instructions on how to properly get yourself registered to vote: