In the United States, citizens who do not vote do not get their voices heard in elections. While unfavorable laws may be written and corrupt politicians might take office, there is no penalty for not voting.Continue Reading
Voting is one of the cornerstones to a representative democracy, such as the United States, but the last time over 60 percent of the population turned up to vote for the presidential election was in 1968.
While voting advocates claim that those who do not vote have no right to complain about the outcome of elections, many members of society do not vote because they believe the system is flawed. They believe that there is little to no difference between Democrats and Republicans, and they do not vote because there is a slim chance that a third-party candidate can win an election.Learn more about Elections
Ballotpedia is a nonpartisan, nonprofit resource that maintains a comprehensive and up-to-date database of recent and upcoming elections throughout the United States. Candidates can be searched by region, date and category.Full Answer >
In the United States, state and federal elections are always held on Tuesdays in compliance with an 1845 law passed by Congress. The law intended to align the timing of elections in all states for national elections, and chose Tuesdays because of transportation concerns, according to an article at NPR.org.Full Answer >
There are three basic types of elections in the United States: primary, general and special. Elections are held on the federal level to elect the president and Congressional leaders while state and local elections are used to elect governors, state legislators and local office holders.Full Answer >
Any New Hampshire resident who is a citizen of the United States and who will be 18 years or older on the day of elections is eligible to register as a voter. Adult U.S. citizens may register as voters in New Hampshire as soon as they move into the state.Full Answer >