It’s Election Day — Here’s Everything You Need To Know

We’re not going to waste your time – it’s Election Day and you need to get to the polls. But before you do, here’s everything you need to know.

Get Informed

There are the inescapable top-of-the-ballot races you probably know about, but what are your feelings on the Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014? WNYC has a fantastic guide to all the races that will appear on your local ballot – just input your address and you’ll get all the details. If you’re still undecided on that Bond Act, Gothamist has a rundown of the three ballot measures you’ll be asked to vote on. To learn more about your local candidates, Columbia University’s Who’s on the Ballot will help.

Now Vote

So where do you go from here? The Pew Charitable Trusts Voting Information Project (you probably know them as PCTVIP) teamed up with online giants like Google and Facebook to create with Get to the Polls. If you prefer a bit more edge in locating your voting facility, take Where’s My F>@king Polling Place? out for a spin.

Don’t Overshare

Want to snap a selfie with your completed ballot? Well it’s illegal in New York and a slew of other states. But for those wanting more than a simple “I Voted” sticker, the New Hampshire ACLU has your back – the group recently sued New Hampshire state government to overturn that ban. If successful, it could lead to overturning the ban nationally.

Follow the News

Twitter has launched a new #Election2014 dashboard for all your horserace needs. Poynter has a great rundown on where you can catch live coverage from every imaginable network online and off. But if you’re more of a visual learner, the Empire State Building’s tower will be lit in either red or blue tonight, based on results.

Now get out there and vote!