Category: Voting

The Impact of Redistricting on Voter Representation

A person casts her ballot during voting for parliamentary elections at a polling station in Bucharest, Romania.

Every decade, the political landscape of the United States undergoes a quiet, yet powerful transformation – redistricting. It’s a process that can greatly influence the political representation of communities across the country and can significantly impact voting outcomes. But what exactly is redistricting, and how does it affect voter representation? Understanding Redistricting Redistricting is the… Read more »

The History of Voting Machines

People voting at modern voting station standing in booth making choice using modern automated counting machine. Balloting watcher working at desk. Flat style vector isolated illustration

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 machines. The first voting machines The history of voting… Read more »

Election Day Do’s and Don’ts

Election Day is almost here. As such, you’re likely gearing up to vote for your preferred candidates. However, voting isn’t always as simple as just walking into a voting booth. Here, we discuss what you should and shouldn’t do on Election Day: DO…double-check your polling place While there are multiple polling places in your area,… Read more »

How to Show Voters You Care

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Voters are the most crucial part of the voting process. Voters are supporters and supporters are the people who can be counted on. However, far too many candidates schmooze voters only until election day; after that, voters will never hear another word. While the election may be over, it’s still important to show voters you… Read more »

How Do Members Vote in the House of Representatives?

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When we vote for candidates, we typically fill out a ballot and call it a day. However, if you’re a member of the House of Representatives, voting is a bit more complicated. There are actually five different ways you can vote in the House. Here, we detail each method: Voice Vote When a question is… Read more »

Ranked Voting: What Is It and Could It Work for You?

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When you voted for who you wanted to become president of the United States, your local representative and any other offices up for election in your area, you didn’t rank all of the candidates based on what order you would vote for them. However, there is some evidence that suggests that ranked voting could be… Read more »

What to Bring (And Not Bring) to the Polls on Election Day

What to Bring (And Not Bring) To the Polls on Election Day

You’ve registered to vote, and you’ve found your polling place, but what happens once you get there? For first-time voters, Election Day can be a confusing process, and you may not be sure what you should or should not bring to your polling place. While each state is different, we’ve put together an overview of… Read more »

4 Things to Do Before Election Day

4 Things to Do Before Election Day

The election is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to prepare yourself for entering the voting booth. Voting, even without the coronavirus, is a bit more complicated than simply walking into a polling place and filling out a ballot. Here is everything you need to do before Election Day: Register to Vote If you haven’t… Read more »

How to Research a Political Candidate

How to Research a Political Candidate

It’s Election Day, and you’re sitting in the voting booth, looking at all of the names on your ballot. Unsure of who any of these people are, you choose the ones that are members of your party, or you pick a name that sounds familiar. You then cast your ballot and walk away, hoping that… Read more »

A History of Voting Machines

A History of Voting Machines

Voting hasn’t always been a high-tech affair. While many of us still use a pen and paper to cast our votes, we also use voting machines to scan and count our ballots. Before the age of voting machines, however, things were very different. Voting before voting machines The first uniform, official ballots were used in… Read more »