Elections


Why were women not allowed to vote September 3

Why were women not allowed to vote
Men of the early twentieth century argued that governing in any capacity required a measure of force. Because of their smaller stature, women were considered the weaker sex and therefore inc ...

What is the incumbency effect August 2

What is the incumbency effect
Credit: Kevork Djansezian Getty Images This term is generally accredited to Alan Abramowitz who wrote an influential article in 1975 titled, "Name Familiarity, Reputation and the Incumb ...

Can Puerto Ricans vote July 30

Puerto Rico does not have any delegates in the Electoral College. The Constitution specifically states that only states and the District of Columbia are allowed to send electors. U.S. citizens who are registered to vote in the United States but are l

How often does redistricting occur July 30

How often does redistricting occur
Credit:blackwaterimagesGetty ImagesPrior to a series of decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1960s, states completed the redistricting process on their own schedule, and they often i ...

Can you vote online July 30

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) of 1986 is the U.S. law that dictates who may or may not cast an absentee ballet. The displaced victims of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey were allowed to vote through fax or email during
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