The Glitter Box believes in our power, as individuals, to make the world better. We also believe in the power of voting and letting your voice be heard. This election is important for many reasons, and we cannot lose sight of all the items on our local ballot that we need to educate ourselves on before we head to the polls~ these are just resources, we will not be endorsing anyone, we just want you to have the information so you can make your own decisions!
First things first: HAVE A VOTING PLAN. Where are you voting? Who are you voting with? Are you voting early or on Election Day? For example: “I’m voting early on October 21st at City Hall with two friends” or "I'm voting on election day with my neighbor at our polling location". If you choose to vote early, here’s a list of the early voting locations!
Now that we have that out of the way… find your sample ballot here. Print it out and mark it up or download the Geaux Vote App where you can view and save your choices and be ready for voting day!
& the real reason we’re here… the research!
Here are some resources:
- Antigravity: a complete guide to every candidate and item on the ballot, no endorsements they've just compiled a good amount of research.
- Vote NO 1 LA: they’ve dedicated themselves to educating folx in Louisiana about amendment 1 and why vote NO on it!
- Indivisible NOLA: they’ve posted a list of progressive endorsements, if you’re aligned with their vision you might consider that a starting of point!
- LouisianaBrah: no endorsements, just a long list of resources to base your research on!
- Democratic Socialist of America NOLA: if you really want to go deep into the local candidates for Senate/House of Representatives/Supreme Court- check out their guide!
- Know your Vote LA: general (and lots of it!) information on local ballots by parish.
- NOLA Defenders for Equal Justice: a Public Defender-led group working to transform the criminal legal system in Orleans Parish. Again, if you’re aligned with their mission and vision, check out their endorsements!
Now go be a badass educated voter babe & head to the polls!
**We’ll update this list as more resources come our way!**