What steps do I take?
Get registered: If you're a US citizen 18 or older, get voter registered! It's easy. More information on registration below.
Choose your ballot: Can you be there? If you can, go. Voting in person doesn't take that long, and it takes less paperwork. If you can't go, fill out an absentee ballot.
Finally, vote: Choose the candidate you want in their respective office, and place a check beside their name!
Registration? What is that?
This amendment to the Constitution allows you to vote regardless of your race.
This amendment to the Constitution allows people of all sexes to vote.
This amendment to the Constitution abolished poll taxes, allowing you to vote for free.
Who can vote? Why do they vote?
Some Voting Practices
Split ticket voting: Voting for different candidates from various parties.
Ballot fatigue: When a voter gets tired of choosing candidates, sort of like when you're tired of answering questions on a long test.
A Suffrage Timeline
1957: Civil Rights Act - Voting rights are further protected.
1961: Twenty-fourth Amendment - Poll taxes are outlawed.
1971: Twenty-sixth Amendment - The voting age is reduced to 18.
1993: Nation Voter Registration Act - It's easier to register for voting.