How do I (quickly) educate myself on the props and candidate choices I will be faced with on my ballot next week?
I'll admit it, I've been a bad citizen - I've been way to busy to do enough reading or watch enough news to really get to know what my options are going to be before I walk into the booth.
I'd like a website (ideally, something online, because I travel constantly) that I can use to find out more information about the candidates and propositions I will be voting on. I'd like to be prepared to walk in and confidently know who's getting my vote and why.
Please talk to me like a new voter - I essentially am, although I shouldn't be. I was scarred at a young age on the political system as a whole, but America seems to be getting screwed up enough now that I think every last vote is important.
I'm voting in NYC if that helps (and yes, I've been to the nightmare that is the Board of Elections website
, and no, I found nothing remotely helpful).