It’s Tuesday, November 4: Election Day 2014! If you’re like millions of other Americans, you may be wondering, “So…where do I vote today?”
If so, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered here below.
And in case you are considering not voting at all because Election Day 2014 is only a midterm election, keep in mind that the Senate is only a few seats away from being in Republican hands. If you are okay with that, you will want your vote to count towards that outcome.
If you’re not partial to one-percenters controlling both houses of Congress, and therefore almost the entire government, your vote may mean even more to yourself, your family and your country.
Find Out Where to Cast Your Vote Here Now; Plus, Celebrity Hypocrisy at the Polls?
While we’re on the topic of deciding whether or not to vote at all, let’s take a quick look at what the Hollywood has to say on the matter. After all, celebrities love to remind us to go out and exercise our civic duty. (Kim Kardashian is one of them. The reality star will be voting Democrat this year…assuming we correctly understood her tweet of “standing with Obama,” who will not himself be on the ballot this year.)
However, it turns out some stars don’t exactly practice what they preach when it comes to hitting the polls.
The Washington Post recently reported that stars like Whoopi Goldberg and Lena Dunham, both of whom have participated in this year’s Rock the Vote get-out-the-vote campaign ads, did not themselves vote in the 2010 midterm elections. Despite this, there are loads of useful and helpful information on voting and our democratic process in general on the Rock the Vote website here. You can find everything from the get-out-the-vote ads to sample ballots specific to your region.
(Read more on this story over at the Washington Post website here now.)
For her part, Lena Dunham is probably more worried about/disgusted by allegations she sexually abused her younger sister when both girls were children than her past voting record. Yesterday, she tweeted that the allegations (which came about after a passage from her memoir was taken way out of context) “began as a right-wing attack, using pieces of the book to create a narrative that wasn’t there.”
Where Do I Vote: Find Your Polling Place Here Now
Now, back to business. Just click here to find your polling place. You will need to enter your street address to look up your exact location. You may also have received mail with your polling place listed, so check any piles of junk mail from the past few weeks. (Then, revel in the simple pleasure of tossing it all in the recycling bin if you haven’t done so yet. I think I had an entire tree’s worth of campaign mailings and sample ballots sent to my house over the past eight weeks, and it felt fantastic to get rid of them.)
Don’t forget to bring your ID to your polling place in case your state requires voters to show identification before casting a ballot. Happy democracy-ing!