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How do I get a sample ballot for my district?

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To obtain a sample ballot for your district, go to the Vote-USA website. Enter information on where you live in order to obtain a ballot.

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On the landing page for Vote-USA is an entry form to enter the voter's information. Search by either ZIP code or specific address information. If the ZIP code contains more than one legislative district, the user must enter her current address. After entering an address and clicking the Lookup button, she is taken to a page listing upcoming elections, past elections, candidates for U.S. president and vice president, candidates for the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House, as well as candidates for state governors and lieutenant governors.

Clicking on any of these options gives the user a listing of state primaries, party primaries, and general elections. When the user is on a page listing the specific candidates, she can click a button at the top of the screen labelled Compare Candidates. This brings the voter to a new page, where she is able to read brief biographies the candidates as well as their stances on various issues. This listing is extensive and contains everything from financial issues to national security. Vote-USA is funded through donations from private citizens and is nonpartisan.

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