I live in Texas, where our ballot this year is about 7,000 pages long. We have eleven local ballot initiatives and I personally have 45 races to vote for.
I was wondering how I'm going to keep them all straight. Then I came across this wonderful tool after a friend recommended going to the League of Women Voters website to research all the candidates.
That led me to find a tool that they're offering that makes my life so much easier, as I now don't have to make myself a crib sheet to take into the poll station.
It's called Vote 411.org.
Here's how it works. You tell it your address. It tells you all the races that apply to you, plus what local and statewide ballot initiatives you'll be voting for. I was confused about exactly which races would appear on my ballot, and to be honest I was confused about ballot initiatives as well due to my particular address.
For each race, it gives you candidate's responses to questions posed by LWV, and for the ballot initiatives it gives pros and cons for each. You mark your selections as you go, and at the end you can choose to enter your email address and have all your choices emailed to you.
Handy. Informative. Invaluable.