What you need to know about voting and why
Book - 2020
"Want to change the world? The first step is to exercise your right to vote! In this step by step guide, you can learn everything you need to know. In What You Need to Know About Voting-and Why, law professor and constitutional scholar Kimberly Wehle offers practical, useful advice on the mechanics of voting and an enlightening survey of its history and future. What is a primary? How does the electoral college work? Who gets to cast a ballot and why? How do mail-in ballots work? How do I re...gister? For new voters, would-be voters, young people and all of us looking ahead to the next election, What You Need to Know About Voting-and Why is a timely and informative guide, providing the background you need in order to make informed choices that will shape our shared destiny for decades to come."--Publisher's website
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New York :
Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
- First edition
- Physical Description
- 325 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -318) and index.
- Main Author
- Part I : Voting state-by-state: what you need to know now
- The two-step "recipe" for voting
- Moving out of state, missed an election cycle, or off to college? An "ingredient" list for staying registered
- The latest on ballot confusion and voting machine clunkery
- Part II: Voting is not a constitutional right (it all depends)
- What does the "right" to vote even mean?
- Who gets to vote legally in America
- Key ingredients to electing a president (and what's the electoral college, anyway?)
- Key ingredients to electing people to congress
- Part III: Why your right to vote is in danger today
- How dug in are politicians? Gerrymandering and limitless terms for Congress
- Does your vote even matter? Senate malapportionment and winner-takes-all vote counting
- Money in politics
- Voter suppression and voter fraud: myths or realities?
- Voter misinformation: a primer on foreign interference in US presidential elections.
- Appendix: State-by-state registration requirements
- State-by state voter identification requirements.