Find your county's website online. From there you can look up your sample ballot to see who is running and for what. Take time to find out what the candidates stand for. Local leaders have a big impact on your daily life. Early voting ends Nov. 2 and Election day is Tues Nov. 6 2012. This is a link to Williamson County, TX sample ballot lookup. All you need is your name!
States that use an open primary There are 14 states that use a purely open primary process: Alabama Arkansas Hawaii Michigan Minnesota Missouri Montana North Dakota South Carolina Tennessee Vermont Virginia Wisconsin An open primary is a primary election in which any registered voter can vote in any party's primary. Voters choose which primary to vote in, and do not have to be a member of that party in order to vote.