Elections and Voting

Voting is the most important way American citizens participate in politics. Citizens can vote for candidates in national and state elections. On the national level, they can vote for the president and members of Congress. On the state and local level, they can vote for the governor, state representatives, state senators, and people like the mayor and city council. Different candidates have different beliefs. People usually vote for the candidate whose beliefs are closest to their own. Most people want a candidate who will represent them and their beliefs in office. (Readworks “American Government – Get Out the Vote“)

Watch the video below and write three things you learned about voting in our country.

  • Remember to include your name
  • Use correct punctuation and spelling

TrueFlix Video

Padlet on Voting and Elections


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