If you showed up at a polling place on election day and were told you couldn’t vote—perhaps records showed that you were not registered—we hope you remembered to ask to cast a provisional ballot. Provisional ballots are only counted if it turns out that you are eligible to vote, so you should make sure to check up on…
In what is surely the tiniest possible injustice that may happen at a polling station, the polls in my area don’t hand out those little “I voted” stickers that so many folks are wearing with pride today. But that’s okay—whether you voted early, mailed an absentee ballot, or your neighborhood poll workers ran out of…
A large part of parenting is trying to raise our kids to be good citizens. We give them chores to teach them to contribute to the work of the household, we take them to volunteer to get them involved in their community, and we model kindness and respect to those around us.
Ever wonder where your tax dollars are actually going? While I have a decent general idea of what the government funds, I’ve never taken a look at how my money specifically is being used by the state and federal government.
You know it’s important to vote. We know that you will enthusiastically show up to the polls this year. However, there are voter suppression tactics (and sometimes just clerical errors) that can prevent you from casting your ballot.
In case you haven’t already heard, midterm elections are next Tuesday, November 6th, and it is absolutely imperative that everyone who is able to vote, votes.
For some reason this year California political groups have decided it’s a good idea to text people to ask them to vote one way or the other. That means that every day my phone has at least two (but more likely ten) texts from people I don’t know asking for me to support a ballot measure or candidate, each providing…
Several states have instituted stricter voter ID laws since the 2016 presidential election; more, still, are purging voter rolls in the lead up to the election, and the recent Supreme Court decision to uphold Ohio’s aggressive purging law means you can expect many more people to be removed. So, even if you’re…
The midterm elections are only a few weeks off, and if ever there’s a time to participate in the electoral process, it’s now. But as of November 2016, only 70 percent of U.S. citizens over age 18 were registered to vote, which means that more than 65 million people who are eligible to register have not done so.
Around 500 pieces of legislation related to voting have been implemented by state legislatures since the 2016 presidential election, ProPublica reports. And in some states, understanding the changes could be the difference between getting to vote and being turned away at the polls.
Midterm elections are on November 6th—are you registered?
If last year’s presidential election taught us anything, it’s that voting is important. No matter what your political leanings, voting is important, and something we should all encourage our friends and family to do. Now there’s an app for that.
In the midst of the student-led March For Our Lives movement, more young activists are coming forward and asking for changes to gun control policies. Many of them are too young to vote, but they deserve to make their voices heard.
Today, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Ohio’s aggressive purging of voting rolls. Basically, they’re saying a state can “unregister” people to vote if they skip a couple elections and fail to respond to a notice from state election officials. Here’s how you can make sure that doesn’t happen to you.
By this point, it’s pretty much understood that Russia attempted to influence the 2016 Presidential election in the United States through social media posts. However, what you may not know is whether or not you personally ended up seeing any of those posts.
Tomorrow is election day! No, not the presidential election, though that would be exciting. Or even Congressional elections, the second most-thrilling of all the times you cast your ballot. Maybe you’ve paid close attention to politics in your area—the mayoral race, the school board, and... all the other ones. Or…
While we just swore in the 45th President of the United States for a four-year term, there will be another big election in two years. Add it to your calendar now while you’re still thinking about politics.
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Intimidating voters at the polls has been a problem ever since we first disagreed about what kind of people should vote. With tensions running high this year, here’s how to spot voter intimidation and ballot irregularities, and what to do if you see it.
You’ve likely heard tales of people getting in trouble when they take selfies in polling stations, but is it really illegal to take a picture with your ballot? Possibly, depending on where you live.