One more suggestion before November 6: you know those flyers you’re being inundated with?
Toss all the ones which are paid for by the candidates themselves.
Toss all the ones paid for by any groups called “Friends of–” or “Supporters for–” a candidate. (The “group” may consist of one person.)
Toss any flyers from a candidate mailing out more than two of them. If s/he wins, the candidate will carry that zeal for excessive spending into office–spending your money.
Most of the ones from a political party are superfluous; the candidate’s party will be on the ballot. Toss them.
Remember, any flyers claiming to represent unions–all firefighters, all police officers, etc.–usually don’t. Note their claims but don’t take them too seriously.
Note whether any individuals or groups you respect endorse the candidates or propositions on the flyers that are left. Take their reasons into consideration when you go to the polls.