[CHICAGO, IL September 29th] Author and Editor Stephanie Skora released the latest edition of the widely-read Girl, I Guess Progressive Voter Guide, featuring coverage and endorsements in political races up and down the ballot for the November 8th General Election. The Girl, I Guess Guide is estimated to be worth at least 6% of the vote in some races, and is written, edited, and released solely by Skora. This release marks the ninth edition of the guide, and the sixth done by Skora herself. Although Girl, I Guess is written for an audience of progressives and leftists seeking to engage in electoral politics with minimal effort, people of all political persuasions can enjoy, and make use of, the guide.
Which Republican candidate has the worst tattoos in Illinois? What's the deal with Alexi Giannoulias's basketball career? Is there a Judge up for retention who's hiding a relationship with a coworker? Also, how do I sign up for a mail-in ballot, and what the hell is the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District? Girl, I Guess handles all of these questions and more while providing Illinois's most thorough, and most comedic, voter guide. The Guide describes itself as part longform lampooning of politicians, part serious tool for voter education and turnout. Girl, I Guess has had a marked impact on election turnout and results, playing a pivotal role in the election of MWRD Commissioner Cam Davis, Alderwoman Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez, and Democratic Nominee Hoan Hunyh.
"Girl, I Guess has a huge impact on turnout and education for the average voter in Cook County," says Guide author and editor Stephanie Skora. "Girl, I Guess meets voters where they're at, presenting information about candidates in plain language, and discussing elected officials the same way you'd talk about them with your friends while walking down the street."
Skora says that she intends to keep writing Girl, I Guess for the foreseeable future, and is always looking for more opportunities to tell people about the guide. "The more people that read Girl, I Guess, the more people that have a baseline understanding about what's on their ballot in November. More participation in democracy is good for everyone."