Hey, everybody. Wanna vote on Tuesday? Cool!
I just put together a big Twitter thread with links to resources from the Valley News and other media in the Twin States. If Twitter is your jam and you wanna share the thread, here it is.
#UpperValley #NH #VT voters! Here’s what you need to know about voting on Tuesday. I am especially speaking today to you, The Procrastinator, bc I have Been There and Done That, and want you to have what you need. (THREAD) pic.twitter.com/DBXvu9CXy1
— Maggie Cassidy (@mggcss) November 5, 2018
For folks who want to see it all on a webpage, instead of in a series of tweets, I’ve deconstructed that thread below.
1. Upper Valley candidates for the VT & NH legislatures
Ahead of the election, the Valley News has put together a voters guide made up of the reporting of about 10 reporters, edited by editors including political expert John Gregg, and compiled by Chris Reinhardt, a colleague at our parent company, Newspapers of New England, and me.
Believe me, it is pretty sweet. Here is the link:
We also previously shared links to all of our election stories here on UV INDEX, if reading stories is more your style.
2. Polling places and locations
We also have put together this list of polling places and times in the Upper Valley.
3. Statewide races in Vermont
The Valley News had both gubernatorial candidates, Republican incumbent Phil Scott and Democratic challenger Christine Hallquist, in the newsroom for editorial boards, which is when someone sits down with a bunch of reporters and editors and answers questions.
In a meeting with Valley News reporters and editors, @GovPhilScott acknowledged that his controversial decision to sign gun safety legislation has cost him support among some Republican supporters, but he doesn’t question his decision. #VTpoli https://t.co/F0wc6wW0tj
— Valley News (@VNewsUV) November 1, 2018
“The best antidote for political depression is activism,” @christineforvt said during a Wednesday interview with Valley News editors and reporters. “So I’m pretty pumped and pretty energized right now, and I’m like, ‘Bring it on, Don.’ ” #VTpoli https://t.co/EPIOMlCdRB
— Valley News (@VNewsUV) October 25, 2018
For a guide on the rest of the statewide races, VPR has put this together just for you.
Tuesday is election day! Get ready by reading the @vprnet voter guide – also listen to the conversation b/w @TheHenryEpp, @megmmalone & @emilycorwin (it sounds really good and I’m not just saying that as the person who recorded it) https://t.co/LdU1H6y5MC
— Liam Elder-Connors (@lseconnors) November 4, 2018
And for all you need to know about voting in Vermont, VTDigger has you covered. (Even though the full voting guide is dated for the August primary, it holds true today.)
⭐ IT’S BACK! ⭐
We’ve updated our Voter Guide for the 2018 general election.
— VTDigger (@vtdigger) October 17, 2018
4. Statewide races in New Hampshire
One of the two gubernatorial candidates, Democrat Molly Kelly, came in for a Valley News editorial board. She is challenging Republican incumbent Chris Sununu.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate @NHMollyKelly on Tuesday drew sharp distinctions between her priorities and those of @GovChrisSununu, saying in a meeting with Valley News editors and reporters that she would focus on working families. #NHpolitics https://t.co/16lzASH0rA
— Valley News (@VNewsUV) October 24, 2018
Our colleagues at the Concord Monitor have more of a breakdown on the rest of New Hampshire’s statewide races.
NHPR also has a great voter’s guide (this is the Granite State parallel to the VTdigger guide above) about who can vote in New Hampshire, what you need to bring to the polls, what to do if you have problems, etc.
Also, NHPR has done great work by making that same guide available in Spanish, due to the work of Daniela Vidal Allee.
Pero lo mejor de todo, es poder compartir este recurso para votantes: https://t.co/Y401FlPfFw
The best part is having a voter resource guide in Spanish now. Thanks to @caseymcdermott for doing the work & reporting on the English version!! I just translated.
— Daniela Vidal Allee (@daniela_lavida) November 2, 2018
5. Got questions, or want to share another handy guide?
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.