Just one week from today is Election Day.
So, it's none too early to finalize your game plan for voting in person. And that is where the Internet has made it easier than ever before to study the candidates and the issues, find your polling place, review the ballot, note polling hours and, at day’s end, track the results.
Voter turnout traditionally has been lower for mid-term elections — hovering around 37 percent in recent years – than for presidential election years. Yet, the stakes are formidable. All 435 U.S. House of Representative seats, 37 U.S. Senate seats and 37 gubernatorial contests are on the ballot. Factor in state and local races and issues and the stakes are even higher.
For those of you who are looking for more information, there are multiple ways of finding it: your state and local government and Board of Elections websites, your local online newspaper and TV websites, cable news websites that allow you to input your zip code and, of course, the League of Women Voters.
We at Sip & Savor salute those who participated in early voting and those who will make time on Tuesday to go the polls. And as the results come in Tuesday evening, you can use your laptop, your HDTV, your e-reader and your apps to join the professional political gurus in assessing the outcome.