Happy Election Day! We’re doing something different today and tomorrow to allow everyone time to vote and process the election results. With our country so deeply divided, half of our readers are going to be disappointed, upset, or even scared regardless of which party wins. There’ll be plenty of time for commentary when the dust settles and emotions have subsided.
Read on for resources about voting, following the election results, and even some suggestions for those of you who want a well-deserved break from politics. We’ll resume our regular coverage with (hopefully!) election results on Thursday morning.
The Flip Side team follows politics obsessively, but even we get lost after the first few races on our ballots. Here are some resources to help you know what to expect so you can make informed choices about all the candidates (including the dozens of judges at the bottom!)
Want to know which candidates will appear on your ballot and where they stand on the issues? These sites have you covered:
(Note: you’re allowed to bring notes or even a sample ballot into the polling booth with you)
And Now for Something Completely Different:
Satire from The Babylon Bee and The Onion
Ok, now that voting is over with, it’s time to wait for results. Want to know who’s expected to win? Here are some forecasts:
When will we know the results?
FiveThirtyEight, New York Times
Tired of politics? Stressed about what might happen? Want to take a long nap and wake up in a few days when it’s all over?
Here are some ideas to take your mind off the elections for a few hours:
And finally, here are some sites that focus on positive news:
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s edition, where we’ll have personal recommendations from The Flip Side team!