We're finding out today how hard it is to find background information on local candidates. State and Federal information is everywhere, so it seems, but the local races can be a challenge.
Tip 1: Look up the community paper for your area online and see if they have an election guide. Many do!
Tip 2: Use the sample ballot on the Secretary of State Pollfinder site (after typing in your address info), write down your local candidates and then look for web pages for the city and county candidates.