If you read local political blogs like this, you’re probably passionate and informed about what goes on in your community. Since a lot of people will be marking their sample ballot or mail-in ballot this weekend, there’s something simple you can do to make a difference.
Pick one or two contests you especially care about. Then call ten people you know who aren’t too political, and ask if you can share your opinion about a couple of issues on the November 2 ballot. If they say no, don’t push it. Just call someone else.
If you’re a Democrat calling a Republican or vice-versa, talk about a non-partisan race — school board or city council or one of the ballot measures.
This is an easy way to get 10 or 20 votes in a contest you care about, and on a local level those 20 votes could actually tip the balance.