U.S. Elections

Two U.S. maps, one with states sized according to their electoral votes (State Dept./J. Maruszewski; Images: © Shutterstock)

Understanding America’s Electoral College [infographic]

America’s Electoral College system is difficult to explain, but it has successfully enabled the election of presidents since the country’s founding.
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3rd-party candidates play a role in U.S. elections

Find out how candidates who are not members of the two major U.S. political parties can still make their mark in American politics.
Woman holding an 'I Voted' sticker with translations in many languages (© Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. states and localities offer ballots in many languages

Read on to learn why ballots in American elections are offered in so many different languages and what some of those languages are.
Woman looking at her ballot while walking past colorful voting booths (© Robert F. Bukaty/AP Images)

Coronavirus changes election logistics … not democracy

The U.S. national election in November might be more challenging this year, but the U.S. democracy isn't going to let the new coronavirus change it.
Women wearing masks walking next to 'vote here' sign (© Paul Sancya/AP Images)

Swing states keep campaigns guessing

U.S. presidential candidates have to win states to become president. Some states' choices are obvious, but others, the swing states, could go either way.
'Vote Here' sign in several languages on a door (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

It was their ‘duty’ to vote on Super Tuesday

Super Tuesday voters and election workers in the state of Virginia weigh in on one of the foundations of American democracy: voting.
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The power of the ballot [video]

The United States has embraced democracy throughout its history. See how the country has expanded the right to vote to empower its citizens.
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Why Tuesday will be ‘Super’ in the U.S.

On March 3, Super Tuesday, voters will award more than a third of the delegates needed to win the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.
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Americans vote on more than a president in November [infographic]

Election Day in the U.S. will give voters the chance to select local as well as national officials and perhaps weigh in on issues that affect their lives.