Category: Voting

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 »

Brokered vs. Contested Conventions

Brokered vs. Contested Convention

From August 17 to August 20, the Democratic Party will be officially choosing their nominee for President of the United States. However, there are multiple ways that the convention can play out. For instance, it can turn into a brokered convention or a contested convention. Here we discuss the difference between the two: Brokered convention… Read more »

Common Questions About the Electoral College

Common Questions About the Electoral College

Every four years, voters from across the country gather at the polls to choose the next President. This makes it seem like the President is elected by popular vote, but in reality, they are actually chosen by the Electoral College. So, how do our votes help elect our next President? Here we answer many of… Read more »

Primaries vs. Caucuses: What’s the Difference?

Primaries vs. Caucuses: What's the Difference?

With the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary coming up, many voters will be going to the polls to vote for their preferred Presidential Primary candidate. Nevertheless, the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire Primary are two very different elections, and not just because they’re held in different states. Iowa votes under a caucus system,… Read more »