Don’t Be Scared-Be Informed and Ballot Ready!

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Today is Halloween and children and adults alike are looking to be scared by spooky costumes and things that go bump in the night. You know what scares WE CAN? Uninformed voters!


According to Ballotpedia, voters in 37 states will decide 155 statewide ballot measures on election day. Important issues like marijuana legalization, election policies (in WE CAN’s home state, voters are asked if the state constitution should be amended to include same-day registration), and tax policy. 

Some Key Measures for Voters

  • Elections policy: 20 measures in 15 states concerning redistricting, voting requirements, ballot access, campaign finance, and ethics
  • Marijuana: seven measures in five states concerning legalization of medical or recreational marijuana
  • Restrictions on taxes: eight measures in six states concerning restrictions or limitations on taxes
  • Medicaid expansion and healthcare: five measures in five states concerning Medicaid expansion or funding for Medicaid expansion and five other measures related to healthcare
  • Marsy’s Law: six states with Marsy’s Law crime victim rights amendments on the ballot
  • Energy: four measures in three states concerning fossil fuel and renewable energy
  • Abortion: three measures in three states concerning abortion access and abortion funding
  • Minimum wage: two minimum wage increase measures in two states

In Maryland, the ballot was six pages total (3 long pages from and back). WE CAN encourages all of you to be INFORMED voters and take the time to STUDY the issues on your ballot.

To that end, WE CAN has partnered with BallotReady to help you study the issues and create a ballot that you can take with you when you vote. Please share this post with your family, friends and colleagues to help everyone be an INFORMED VOTER! Have a Ballot Party and help everyone be an informed voter!

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Yours in the Struggle,

Stephanie McGencey

Founder and President