Voters in numerous states and local districts will go to the polls today to elect their leaders and vote on ballot measures. These off-year elections include races for governorship in Kentucky and Mississippi, as well as legislative elections in Virginia. Various cities across the U.S. will hold elections for mayors and city council members. Voters will also decide on a range of ballot measures focusing on ranked-choice voting, sanctuary city status, and a Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, among other issues. Further information about the candidates and issues can be found on Ballotpedia.
Are you a political science faculty member or student conducting research, teaching, or engaging in campus-activities related to the November 5, 2019 elections?
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