How to Utilize an Absentee Ballot

How to Utilize an Absentee Ballot

Absentee ballots are used in the event that a voter is unable, for whatever reason, to physically attend a polling station during an election. Through the use of absentee ballots, the number of voters in a given election increases, which in turn ensures a more accurate election process. Absentee balloting has been used as far… Read more »

Significant Presidential Elections

Significant Presidential Elections

Presidential elections have always had major significance in our society. But there are certain elections that stand out as unique; either with the victor, the way he got elected, or by some other situation which creates a type of particular significance in American history. In 1800, the entire process of the Electoral College was changed… Read more »

Voting Machine Lockup in NY

Someone trying to impersonate an official in the Board of Elections sent phone calls to voters, in order for them to vote against the restructuring of the town board in the city of Ramapo. After the suspicious phone calls occurred, a judge ordered the voting machines to be impounded and locked up until if and… Read more »

How to Get Young Americans to the Polls

It’s no secret in the United States that one of the keys to winning any election, is to get your key demographics out and voting. One demographic that is crucial to sway is the young voter. The 18-30 age bracket is a challenge that even the best political party candidates have issues getting to the… Read more »

Primary Elections on the Horizon

In the United States of America, the federal and state government has various times where elections are held to decide who will be voted into office. A primary election is an election that reduces the amount of candidates prior to the general office election. These elections are a way for a political party or political… Read more »

Getting Your Message Out There: How to Persuade Voters

If you think back on all of the debates you have had with people, were there any that you were successful at? In order to persuade people (voters) to take your side in important issues, there is a flexible recipe for success. You’ll need to have a few pre-existing conditions and a couple of the… Read more »

How To Increase Voter Turnout

One thing that is surprisingly very easy to forget when you are planning a poll is the fact that you need as many voters as possible in order to make the election or the ballot successful! It’s easy to get caught up in other logistics – such as where you will hold the event, who… Read more »

Evolution of Voting Machines

As citizens of the United States, it is important for all of us to understand the history of our country’s democracy. Though we all take US History in high school, there is a historical story that most of us probably don’t know.   The history of voting goes far back in time, though the history… Read more »

What Went Wrong? Bush v Gore Election of 2000

Countless jokes were written and vocalized on late night television after the 2000 presidential election results were announced. Many comments dealt with “hanging chads.” So, what exactly went wrong with the Bush versus Gore election of 2000?   In Florida, the ballots needed to be recounted due to unclear results. Ultimately, the recount showed that… Read more »