You need a scorecard to keep track of who is running for President in the U.S. And libraries can help voters prepare for the 2016 election. At this point, if nothing else, we can make information available on how to register to vote. As the election grows nearer, we can make information available on where to vote.
What else can you do? I suppose you could set up a large screen TV so folks could watch upcoming debates together—but that could also lead to some heated discussions, couldn’t it?! But you can post displays about some of the issues, and of course information about local races, debates, etc. as well. We do want an informed electorate, and we want people to care about everything on the ballot, not just the top races.
We’ll be hearing a LOT more about this between now and next November, and it will be interesting to see who heads the tickets. How will your library help your patrons make informed choices?