Though they are U.S. citizens, Puerto Rican citizens cannot cast votes in U.S. presidential elections. They can vote in a presidential primary, and they send delegates to the political conventions. The same is true for t... More »

Persons born in Puerto Rico on or after Jan. 13, 1941, are automatically citizens of the United States. Anyone born in Puerto Rico before that date but after April 11, 1899, and residing anywhere under U.S. sovereignty a... More »

The calculation of election results varies between different places and different types of elections, but in the United States, a tally of the number of electoral votes that each candidate receives determines the result ... More »

People vote due to a sense that their actions influence other citizens, out of a sense of civic duty and as a reaction to the results of previous elections. One individual’s vote objectively has no effect on the outcome ... More »

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Persons born in Puerto Rico on or after Jan. 13, 1941, are automatically citizens of the United States. Anyone born in Puerto Rico before that date but after April 11, 1899, and residing anywhere under U.S. sovereignty a... More »

A negative vote is sometimes called a NOTA, or "none of the above" vote. It is a type of vote that is allowed in some jurisdictions across the globe. More »

Around 60 percent of eligible voters participate in presidential elections, while approximately 40 percent participate in midterm federal elections. OECD countries, which tend to have similar standards of living as the U... More »

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