Category: Voting

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 »

Throwing Election Parties

Persuading voters is much like trying to sell a product or service. You need to believe that you can help in a substantial way, and then have the confidence will follow through. Political advertising is a great way to persuade voters who may be on the fence, but this is also your chance to snag… 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 »

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 »

History of Voting in America

  Voting has evolved in many ways throughout American History. From the very first colonists at Jamestown, to women’s voting rights, the election system has changed quite a bit! The First Vote: One of the very first actions taken by colonists in their New World was to institute leaders by way of elections. After escaping… Read more »