Inside Elections: Voters: From Primaries to Decision Night, 1st Edition

  • Published By: Lerner Publications
  • ISBN-10: 146778530X
  • ISBN-13: 9781467785303
  • DDC: 324.973
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 64 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released October 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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On election night, all eyes are on the ballot tallies to see which candidates come out on top. But the actual voting process begins much earlier. Years before an election, candidates recruit supporters—voters—to work on their campaign and win support from other voters. Then political party members vote in primaries and caucuses to determine which candidates will represent their party in the general election. Finally, the general election takes place, but the voting process is not complete until members of the Electoral College cast their votes as well. Examine opposing viewpoints on some of the key issues in the election process and consider for yourself the responsibilities and challenges of voting in a US election.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: Does One Vote Count?.
1: How Voting Works.
2: Primaries Caucuses and Conventions.
3: The Campaign and The Votes.
4: The Electoral College.
5: Election Day Promises and Problems.
6: Counting the Vote.
Source Notes.
Selected Bibliography.
Further Information.
Photo Acknowledgments.