Voting is so much more than the presidential election. From how police engage with the community to whether public transportation is affordable, safe, and clean to whether affordable housing is being built, local elections shape our communities and impact our lives. Our state, municipal, and county-level elected officials make a wide range of decisions that affect your daily life. Leaving no power on the table means using your vote in every race in every election because it matters. There are thousands of state and local elections coming up this year. Do you know who is on your ballot?
We’ve compiled an index of some of the major elected positions in state and local government* and their functions to help you prepare to vote and become acquainted with how state and local government impacts your life and your community.