Posted by: Burlington Public Library (WA) | October 18, 2012

WA State Voter’s Guide

Well, the ballots are in the mail.  If you’re looking for some input as to how to vote, here’s a nifty resource: the Living Voters Guide.

The idea is to create a sort of online town hall.  Each of the eight ballot measures for Washington state are listed, and people are invited to write down their reasons for their pro or con stance.  Fact-checking is provided by Seattle Public Library, so if you’re doubtful as to a claim made by someone else, you can ask a librarian to check on it for you.  *

It’s a free, nonpartisan service, and says it may include local measures soon.  A unique way to listen to others’ reasoning and to proclaim your own stance.  Try it, and tell us what you think of it in the comments!

*  The site says, To ask a librarian to check the facts of a claim on the Living Voters Guide, click the “Ask a Librarian” button at the bottom of each post. Librarians will respond to each request within 48 hours. We will assign each claim a status of “accurate,” “questionable,” or “unverifiable” and will post a response with further information and the sources used to evaluate the claim.

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