Posts tagged Elections
The Plurality-Majority Voting System

The relatively straight-forward plurality-majority system (a.k.a.the first past the post or winner-takes-all system) is easy to understand and has a lot of fun nicknames. It’s also the most common vote tabulation system in the world, so you’ve definitely participated in it. Here’s how it works.

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How Exactly Are Our Votes Counted?

This week we’re beginning a series to help you and your team better understand how votes in America are actually tabulated. It sounds technical, but it’s an incredibly important topic – your ability to cast a meaningful vote depends heavily on how that vote gets counted (and same goes for your team).

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Should Election Day be a Holiday?

On January 4, 2019, Rep. John Sarbanes of Maryland introduced HR 1, the “For the People Act,” the first piece of new legislation to be considered by the 116th Congress. It’s a sweeping voter reform package that, if passed, would have huge impact on elections in the U.S. (and, by extension, the work of Vote Captains nationwide!). Here’s what it would do.

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