Most economists and political experts agree that the greatest benefit of voting is that it's the most effective way for the general population to communicate and provide feedback to the political powers-that-be. In addit... More »

The benefits of an online voting system include better accessibility for people with disabilities or those who live abroad, being more appealing to younger generations and faster access to results. In some cases, online ... More »

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Proxy voting is voting by a person who is present on behalf of one who is absent, and it benefits shareholders because members are allowed to vote on issues even when they are not present at a meeting or conference, expl... More »

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The median voter theorem, first proposed by Anthony Downs in 1957, holds that in a majority-rule voting system, the population chooses the outcome preferred by the median voter. This means that politicians who stray too ... More »

Harris County’s registered voters may vote prior to Election Day during the early voting period at one of the county's early voting sites, which the local government will announce on March 1, 2016. Until that date, there... More »

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The types of ballots used in elections include standard, preferential and approval voting ballots. Voters choose one from a list of candidates in the standard ballot and rank the candidates from their favorite to their l... More »

To find out where you can cast your voting ballot, enter your address into an online voting database several weeks before an election or by calling your county recorder's office anytime. More »

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