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Use Ballotpedia’s sample ballot tool to get more information on state and federal candidates in your area as well as ballot measures. Check it out here!
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- Enter your address. Enter your email if you would like to receive Ballotpedia's election news updates in your inbox. You can unsubscribe at any time and we will never share your information.
- Select an upcoming election date, if there is more than one coming up in your area.
- View the list of candidates that will be on your ballot. Ballotpedia includes comprehensive election information for the largest 100 cities by population, as well as all state legislative, statewide, and congressional races across the nation. You can contact your state or local election administrator for an official sample ballot.
- Click on your candidates to read their biography, view past election results, read their campaign themes and responses to our candidate survey, and more. We also provide race overviews if you want additional background information. Where the office names are linked, you can click to learn more about the race in general.
This sample ballot tool includes: All candidates in every upcoming election occurring within the 100 most-populated cities in the U.S., plus all federal and statewide elections, including ballot measures, nationwide. Additional local ballot measures may also be included. Tribal elections are not included.
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