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Learn More What's on the Ballot?

On the ballot, there are...

The number 36 meant to represent the number of Seats for Governor on the ballot this midterm election.

Seats for Governor

the number 27 meant to represent the number of Secretary of State Offices on the ballot this midterm election.

Secretary of State Offices

The number 1,100 meant to represent the number of District Attorney Offices on the ballot this midterm election.

District Attorney Offices

How Does This Affect Me?

Elected officials up and down the ballot have a direct impact on key civil liberties and civil rights issues:

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Governor and LGBTQ+ Rights

Governors can sign into law or block legislation that offers protections and equal access to services for LGBTQ+ people in their state.

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Secretary of State and Voting Rights

In many states, the Secretary of State is the state’s chief elections officer responsible for the administration of elections, and can expand voting access through various policies.

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State Supreme Court Judges and Reproductive Freedom

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, state courts will likely be the final arbiters to decide whether reproductive freedoms are protected in the states.

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School Boards and the Right to Learn

Local school boards can pass classroom censorship efforts restricting discussions about race and gender, or they can work to proactively uphold the rights of students and educators to teach and learn about these issues.

What Are Some Important Ballot Measures I Can Vote On?  

Politicians are not the only ones on the ballot this year. You can also vote directly on policy issues through ballot measures. By voting for or against a ballot measure, we can make our voices heard on the issues that matter to us.

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In Michigan, the Reproductive Freedom for All ballot measure will amend the Michigan constitution to affirm that every Michigan resident has the fundamental right to reproductive freedom. For more information on ways to get involved with the committee, you can visit their website here.

In Colorado, the No Eviction Without Representation ballot measure ensures that Denver families will have equal and fair access to legal counsel when faced with housing injustice. For more information on ways to get involved with the committee, you can visit their website here.

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Silhouette of the state of Vermont.

In Vermont, Article 22 will amend the Vermont Constitution to protect every Vermonter’s right to make their own reproductive decisions, including whether and when to become a parent, use or refuse birth control or sterilization, or seek abortion care. For more information on ways to get involved with the campaign, you can visit their website here.

This year, over 100 ballot measures will appear on the ballot across the nation, giving voters an opportunity to have their say on major issues facing our country.

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What Can I Do Before Election Day?

Start by pledging to vote for your values and fight for your rights.

This election it’s important that everyone votes and you can help by talking to your friends and family about what’s at stake in this election. Whether it’s a text, a phone call, or an email, it’s important to let your friends and family know why they need to vote in this upcoming election.

The ACLU will have the tools and resources to enable you to do just that.