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Pros and Cons of Automatic Voter Registration

Automatic voter registration is a system that automatically registers eligible citizens to vote, making it easier for more people to participate in elections.

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Cumulative Voting, Explained

Cumulative voting is a semi-proportional electoral system that is designed to ensure more equitable representation for minority voting groups.

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How the Overton Window Affects Politics and Policy

The Overton Window describes the range of policies that are politically acceptable to the public at a given time. Learn how the Window shifts and why it matters.

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Top Issues in Washington in 2024: A Comprehensive Overview

Browse the top issues affecting Washington State voters as the 2024 elections approach, including the top issues in Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Bellevue, and Vancouver.

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Pros and Cons of Voter ID Laws

Explore the most common arguments for and against voter ID laws, which require voters to present a valid form of identification before voting in elections.

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Top-Two Primary Elections, Explained

Unlike conventional open and closed primaries, top-two primary elections let political candidates appear on the same ballot, regardless of party affiliation.

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Minneapolis, MN
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Minnesota's Top Issues in 2024: A Comprehensive Overview

Explore the top election issues in Minnesota in 2024, from rent control ordinances in the Twin Cities to contentious races in the state's Congressional Districts.

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Super Tuesday
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An Independent Voter’s Guide to Super Tuesday

Which states let independent voters vote in the primaries on Super Tuesday? Our guide explores different states' rules and requirements for voting on March 5.

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Dark Money
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How Dark Money Impacts Our Democracy

Learn how dark money - the political funds spent by groups without disclosing the identities of their donors - undermines accountability and fairness in elections.

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The Overcomer
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Overcoming Voter Uncertainty in 2024

Overcome the challenge of voter uncertainty by diving into its causes and learning new strategies to make more informed, confident decisions on election day.

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San Diego
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How California’s Voter Guide Calls for Federal Action on Independent Naming Conventions

Hilaire “FUJI” Shioura, an independent candidate running for office in California's 51st Congressional District, highlights the need for action on voter guide conventions.

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Fusion Voting
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How Does Fusion Voting Work?

Fusion voting allows political candidates to be nominated by multiple political parties. Learn how fusion voting works in different states across the U.S.

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Choosing Between Options
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Why Do People Vote Against Their Own Interests?

Discover the reasons why voters tend to vote against their own interests - whether from voter uncertainty or the effects of advertising and the two-party system.

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New Jersey: A Hidden Home of Voter Suppression

David Goodman, the statewide leader of RepresentUs of New Jersey, sheds light on the effects of the "county line," a voter suppression tactic in New Jersey.

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Oklahoma City
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Top Issues in Oklahoma in 2024: A Comprehensive Overview

Explore the top six biggest issues facing Oklahoma voters and political candidates in 2024, from questions of election integrity to education.

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10 Causes of Voter Apathy in the United States

Voter apathy refers to a lack of interest among voters regarding participation in elections. Here, we walk through the top 10 reasons why it's a problem.

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Honolulu
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Hawaii's Top Issues in 2024: A Comprehensive Overview

Explore the top five issues facing Hawaii as the 2024 elections approach, plus major concerns in Honolulu, East Honolulu, Pearl City, Hilo, and Waipahu.

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Vote Art
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Primary vs. General Election: What to Know

Primary elections come before general elections. They serve to narrow down the list of candidates who will appear on the final ballot on election day.

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Concurrent Powers and Voter Representation

Concurrent powers are powers exercised by both the state and federal governments in the United States. This overlap has key implications for voter representation.

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Straw Poll
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What Is a Straw Poll?

Straw polls are informal surveys used to gauge public opinion on a variety of subjects, including political candidates, upcoming elections, and local issues.

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10 Reasons to Vote Independent in 2024

Discover the top 10 reasons to consider voting for independent candidates in the upcoming 2024 elections, especially at the local and state levels.

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Liberty
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10 Common Myths About Independent Voters

Explore 10 common misconceptions about independent voters in the United States, from their political affiliations to the spoiler effect and more.

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Tucson, Arizona
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Top 6 Issues in Arizona in 2024: An Overview

Explore the top issues in Arizona as the 2024 election season approaches, from the economy and education to conservation and social policy issues.

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Linocut Sprout
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What Is the Monotonicity Criterion in Voting Systems?

The Monotonicity Criterion is a way to measure whether a candidate's chances of winning truly increase when their position improves in the preferences of voters.

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2024
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How Presidential Election Years Impact Down-Ballot Candidates

The American electoral landscape is characterized by a rhythm of off-cycle and on-cycle elections, each playing a distinct role in shaping political outcomes.

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Waiting in Line
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Why Voter Turnout Matters in Local Elections

Each election cycle, local elections across the United States are determined by a slim majority. Learn more about the importance of each vote at the local level.

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Maine Lighthouse
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Maine's Top Issues in 2024: A Comprehensive Guide

Explore the top issues facing Maine voters and candidates going into the 2024 election cycle, including in Maine's biggest cities of Portland, Lewiston, and Bangor.

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Media Bubble
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Navigating Online Echo Chambers and Media Bubbles in 2024

It can be easier than you may think to get stuck in an echo chamber, an online space where people only hear commentary that aligns with their own world view.

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Los Angeles
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Voter Guide 2024: What to Know for California’s Local Elections

Get the information you need to prepare for California's local elections in 2024, including election dates and what to know about each local office on your ballot.

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270 to Win
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The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Explained

The idea behind the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is that whichever presidential candidate gets the most votes nationwide should win the election.

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Top Issues in Ohio in 2024: A Comprehensive Overview

Explore the biggest issues affecting Ohio voters in the 2024 election cycle, including the top issues in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, and Akron.

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Misinformation vs. Disinformation: Challenges for Democracy

Misinformation and disinformation both describe false information that is shared with the public. The difference between them comes down to intention.

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Charlotte, NC
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Top Issues in North Carolina in 2024: An Overview

Explore the top issues impacting North Carolina as the state gets ready to vote for its next governor, Congressional representatives, and many local positions.

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Caucus vs. Primary Election: Understanding Key Differences

As primary season 2024 approaches, explore the differences between caucuses and primary elections, including the advantages and disadvantages of each system.

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What Is Proportional Representation?

In a system of proportional representation, the number of representatives in each district are elected in proportion to the number of voters who support them. 

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What Is a Winner-Take-All Electoral System?

In a winner-take-all system, the candidate with the most votes wins the election, whether or not that candidate reflects the majority of voter preferences.

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Guest Post: The Undeniable Influence of Third Parties on American Politics

From the Bull Moose Party of the early twentieth century to the Libertarian Party of today, third parties have had a significant impact on American politics.

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Pros and Cons of Two-Round Election Systems

Two-round systems begin with a first round of voting and then proceed to a second round or runoff election if no winner emerges with an absolute majority.

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What Is a Blanket Primary Election?

A blanket primary is a type of primary election where all candidates for the same elected office appear on a single ballot, regardless of party affiliation.

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Seattle
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How Do Democracy Vouchers Work?

Democracy vouchers have emerged as an innovative approach to campaign financing that aims to increase public participation and reduce the influence of wealthy donors.

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Public Funding
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The Pros and Cons of Publicly Funded Elections

Publicly funded elections are a system of electoral financing where government funds are used to support the campaigns of political candidates or parties.

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Ralph Nader
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What is the “Spoiler Effect,” Really?

The spoiler effect is rooted in the mechanics of first-past-the-post voting, a system where the candidate with the most votes wins with or without an absolute majority.

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Working Together
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How to Start a Ballot Initiative

Ballot initiatives are a form of citizen-led legislation, where individuals have the power to directly propose and shape laws that can benefit their communities.

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Star Voting
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STAR Voting: An Alternative Election System

STAR Voting, which stands for "Score Then Automatic Runoff," is a voting system designed to address the limitations of methods like first-past-the-post voting.

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Why We Need the Freedom to Vote Act

Originally introduced in 2021, the Freedom to Vote Act seeks to address numerous issues related to voting and elections, from voter access to campaign finance.

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Why Can't the U.S. Have a Multi-Party System?

The two-party system has dominated American politics since the early 19th century, while many other nations have developed more nuanced multi-party systems.

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Political Corruption 101: Examples of Clientelism

Clientelism refers to a political system where goods or services are exchanged for political support, shifting the focus away from fair representation and meritocracy.

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Bloc Voting
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What Are Bloc Voting and Voting Blocs?

A voting bloc is a group of individuals who have similar views and who frequently cast ballots together to influence political outcomes.

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Plurality vs. Majority Voting: What's the Difference?

Plurality and majority voting each have advantages and disadvantages, especially as we consider how best to reform elections to represent the will of the people.

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The Importance of LGBTQ+ Representation in Politics

Representation in politics matters, and the growing number of LGBTQ+ leaders in American government are lighting the way toward greater inclusivity.

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Houston TX
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What the Houston Water Crisis Says About Government Corruption

Houston's ongoing water crisis demonstrates both the level of corruption and the inefficiencies that continue to plague the residents of the Lone Star State.

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Gen Z
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Gen Z Voter Turnout: What Recent Trends Mean for 2024

Generation Z will play an important role in the outcome of the 2024 elections, as more young voters head to the polls and weigh in on the nation’s political future.

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Political Corruption 101: Collusion in Politics

Collusion in politics refers to a secretive agreement or cooperation between parties for a deceitful or fraudulent purpose, thwarting the people's best interest.

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5 Ways Independent Candidates Contribute to Bipartisanship

Unlike the brand of extreme partisanship we’re experiencing now, bipartisanship leads to more inclusive policies that reflect a broader range of perspectives.

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Political Corruption 101: Examples of Graft

From Tammany Hall to Rod Blagojevich, graft is a form of theft that enriches the individuals engaged in it and comes at the expense of the public good. 

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5 Examples of Third Parties in the United States

The American electoral system has historically favored two dominant parties at any one time, but third parties have always played an important role in politics.

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10 Ways the Political Establishment Disenfranchises Voters

Voting disenfranchisement can be accomplished through creating laws that disproportionately affect people of color, the poor, and the elderly.

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How the Iron Triangle Contributes to Political Corruption

The concept of the iron triangle describes the policy-making relationship between Congress, government bureaucracy, and special interest groups. 

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What Is the Democracy Reform Movement?

By pushing for democracy reform legislation, we can change the way our government interacts with citizens to bring about true change for future generations.

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Tracking Legislation
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How to Track Federal and State Legislation

By tracking the progress of legislation that matters to you, you can hold government officials accountable, be a better informed voter, and even shape policy.

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Rational Ignorance
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How Rational Ignorance Impacts American Elections

Rational ignorance creates an environment ripe for misinformation, manipulation, and the oversimplification of complex issues in American politics.

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The Core Responsibilities of State vs. Local Government

While political matters at the level of the federal government tend to dominate the news, many matters of governing happen at a much smaller scale.

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Information Gap
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Media Literacy Basics: Bridging the Information Gap

The information gap is created by disparities in how different segments of the population access, understand, and use information.

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What Is a Recall Election and How Does It Work?

Recall elections give voters a chance to vote on the removal of a leader from public office before the end of their current term, increasing government accountability.

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Approval Voting: An Alternate Voting System

Approval voting is an alternative voting system used in Fargo, North Dakota and St. Louis, Missouri, as well as in numerous organizations and scientific communities.

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Voter Brain
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The Psychology of Voting: What Motivates the Electorate

The psychology of voting helps explain why voters make the choices they do, from the emotions they feel during elections to cognitive biases at work in the background.

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Navigating the Labyrinth: Independents and Gerrymandering

From Maryland to Wisconsin, gerrymandering hurts voters across the nation and raises obstacles for independents seeking to run in gerrymandered districts.

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Five Candidates
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7 Things to Consider Before Voting for a Candidate

How do you decide who to vote for, especially in a contested election? Check out these 7 tips for researching and evaluating candidates ahead of election day.

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Voter Education
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The Role of Voter Education in Strengthening Democracy

Voter education is the power source that makes a representative democracy effective. Learn what voter education means and why it matters so much for our democracy.

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Maine and Alaska
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Looking North: Pros and Cons of Ranked Choice Voting

Already adopted statewide by Maine and Alaska, ranked choice voting comes with both advantages and disadvantages as an alternative election system.

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Can Independent Voters Vote in Primaries?

Primary elections vary between states, from open primaries to closed primaries and varieties in between. Learn which states let unaffiliated voters participate.

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Voter Guide: Durham, North Carolina City Council Candidates

Learn about the 12 candidates running for city council in Durham, North Carolina, plus how to vote in the municipal primary election on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

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What Is a Nonpartisan Election?

What makes an election non-partisan, and how is a non-partisan election different from a partisan race? Explore the advantages and disadvantages of each type of election.

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10 Signs of Media Bias Against Independent Candidates (and How to Overcome Them)

Media bias keeps independent and third-party candidates from receiving the same media attention as partisan candidates. Here's how to overcome these obstacles.

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Pros and Cons of Political Term Limits

Explore the history and current state of political term limits in the United States, along with arguments for and against the implementation of term limits.

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Swing States: Deciding the Fate of U.S. Presidential Elections

Swing states, or battleground states, play a big role in presidential elections. Which states are swing states, and why do these "purple" states have so much power?

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College Voter
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How to Vote as an Out-of-State College Student

Learn how to vote as an in-state or out-of-state college student, and explore tips for participating in the democratic process as a university student.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Early Voting in Durham, NC: Everything You Need to Know

Learn how to participate in early voting in Durham, North Carolina for the upcoming Oct. 10 and Nov. 7 municipal elections. Our guide explores when, where, and how to vote early so you can make your voice heard.

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Absentee Voting in Durham, North Carolina: A Step-By-Step Guide

Our guide to absentee voting in Durham, North Carolina walks you through the process of casting your vote by mail in Durham, in time for the upcoming elections on Oct. 10.

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How to Find Your Ward and Voting Precinct in Durham, North Carolina

Learn how to find your city council ward and voting precinct in Durham, North Carolina, and start planning ahead for the Bull City's upcoming municipal elections.

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Durham, NC Voter Guide 2023: Everything You Need to Know for the Oct. 10 Municipal Election

Good Party's 2023 Durham independent voter guide covers everything you need to know to prepare for the upcoming Durham elections on Oct. 10 and Nov. 7, from candidates and voter registration to early voting and the top issues affecting the Bull City in 2023.

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Understanding Durham, North Carolina Voter Turnout: Recent Trends and Insights

As Durham, North Carolina's municipal elections approach on Oct. 10, learn about recent trends in voter turnout in the Bull City. Every vote matters in Durham's local elections!

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Top Issues Facing Voters in Durham, NC: Balancing Growth, Community, and Change

Learn about the top issues facing voters as Durham, North Carolina's municipal election approaches on Oct. 10. From urban development and gentrification to gun violence, Durham's next group of local leaders will play an important role in shaping the city's response to these issues.

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Your Complete Guide to Voter Registration in Durham, North Carolina

Registering to vote in Durham, North Carolina is easier than ever with online voter registration. Learn how to register to vote in Durham, plus get answers to frequently asked questions about voter registration.

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Differences Between Partisan and Nonpartisan
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Partisan vs Nonpartisan

Understand the fundamental distinctions between partisan and nonpartisan politics. Explore the implications of these approaches and gain insights into their significance in shaping political landscapes.

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Green Party Beliefs
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Green Party Beliefs

The political ideology of Green politics is rooted in community engagement, political activism, & progressive politics. Political values that prioritize environmental justice, Green Party's ideology supports a more fair and equitable society that's more diverse, inclusive, and accessible to all.

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What are Political Donations?
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What are Political Donations?

In the realm of politics, financial contributions play a significant role in shaping the democratic process. Many feel that money plays an outsized role in elections, but an adequately funded campaign is often directly related to successful election outcomes. Read on to find out more.

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Political Polarization
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What is Political Polarization?

Delve into the intricate world of political polarization: its causes, manifestations, and far-reaching implications. Uncover the role of media, social networks, and cognitive biases in shaping divergent ideologies. Gain valuable insights into how understanding and empathy can mend societal rifts.

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How Do Independent Candidates Get on the Ballot
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How Do Independent Candidates Get on the Ballot?

This article explores the steps, requirements, and challenges independent candidates face in their journey to run for public office independently. Gain insights into the path toward ballot access for those seeking political representation beyond party affiliations.

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Libertarian vs Liberal
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Libertarian vs Liberal: Unraveling the Core Differences in Political Ideologies

Unravel the core differences that shape their approaches to governance, individual rights, and economic policies. Gain a deeper understanding of how these distinct belief systems impact societies and politics today!

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Terry Vo
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Nashville Council District 17 Voter Guide: What to Know in South Nashville

Read our voter guide for Nashville Council District 17 to learn who's on your ballot in South Nashville, plus where to vote, what to bring, and what to keep in mind leading up to election day.

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Jamel Campbell-Gooch
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Nashville Council District 21 Voter Guide: What to Know in North Nashville

Read our voter guide for Nashville Council District 21 to learn who's on your ballot in North Nashville, plus where to vote, what to bring, and what to keep in mind leading up to election day.

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Lisa Williams
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Nashville Council District 23 Voter Guide: What to Know in West Nashville

Read our voter guide for Nashville Council District 23 to learn who's on your ballot in West Nashville, plus where to vote, what to bring, and what to keep in mind leading up to election day.

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Nashville Council District 28 Voter Guide: What to Know in Antioch

Read our voter guide for Nashville Council District 28 to learn who's on your ballot in Antioch, plus where to vote, what to bring, and what to keep in mind leading up to election day.

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Social Media
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The Power of Social Media in Political Campaigns: Unveiling Its Impact and Influence

Social media has transformed the process of political campaigning. This guide explores the development of social media use in campaigns, key ways social media has impacted elections, and tips for getting the most out of social media while campaigning.

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Nashville Downtown View
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Why Nashville’s Metropolitan Election Matters for the Rest of America

Nashville's Metropolitan General Election is on August 3, and the rest of the nation should be paying attention. As a microcosm of American politics, Nashville could lead the way toward nonpartisan solutions.

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Meet The Independent Candidates Running For Nashville’s Metro Council

Elections for Nashville's Metro Council are just around the corner. Get to know your independent candidates.

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Electoral College Pros&Cons
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Electoral College Pros and Cons: Analyzing the Strengths and Weaknesses of the U.S. Electoral System

Explore the benefits and drawbacks of the Electoral College system in the United States. Delve into the arguments supporting and challenging this unique presidential election method. Gain insights into the ongoing debates surrounding its effectiveness and relevance.

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Green Party
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The Green Party's Impact on Politics

The Green Party has been at the forefront of political reform, inspiring political participation and providing an alternative voice grounded in its core beliefs.

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Who Actually Writes Congressional Bills? Not The Leaders You Elected…

Most of us probably think the people we elect to Congress are the ones who write the bills that become laws. Oh, if only it were that simple...

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State Legislatures
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The Main Purpose of State Legislatures: A Comprehensive Guide

The State legislature is of great significance in the US political system because bills initiated at the national level are sent to state legislatures for approval.

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2023 Nashville Voter Guide: What to Know & How to Prepare for August 3

The Nashville Metropolitan General Election is on August 3, 2023. Here's what to know about the candidates for mayor, vice mayor, and Metro Council, plus tips and resources to help you prepare for election day.

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What Exactly Is Gerrymandering? Why Is It So Bad?

Gerrymandering is among the sneakiest anti-democratic practices politicians in power use to entrench their own rule against the will of the voters. It's a gross, utterly corrupt practice -- and it's the status quo. Let's break it down.

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Charlotte, NC Politics: Understanding the Political Landscape and the Upcoming Election

This year, the spotlight is on the upcoming North Carolina voting 2023, which holds particular importance for Charlotte. With key positions, the outcomes will undoubtedly impact the direction of local policies and initiatives.

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Types of Elections Explained: Navigating the Electoral Landscape

Let's explore the diverse landscape of elections, from local to presidential elections, and shed light on their significance.

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Qualifications To Run For President

Presidential qualifications serve as the baseline presidential eligibility criteria for individuals aspiring to hold the highest office in the country. Read on to find out more...

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Libertarianism vs. Republicanism: Contrasting Paths of Political Thought

Libertarianism and Republicanism share a focus on limited government and free markets but differ on social issues and foreign policy. Both political philosophies have helped to shape the current U.S. political landscape.

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Superdelegates Are Super Anti-Democratic: How Political Parties Try To Rig Their Primary Elections

When it comes to primary elections, don't be too shocked to learn that the "democratic process" isn't quite as democratic as it's cracked up to be.

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Cornel West
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All The Declared Independent & Third Party Candidates For President In 2024

We all know Biden and Trump are running for president in 2024 again. Here are all of the declared independent and third party candidates running for the White House.

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Los Angeles City Council District 6, General Election 2023

Voting is a civic duty, one of the most important ways to shape the community. By voting in the election for Los Angeles City Council District in your polling locations, you can help to ensure that your voice is heard.

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Open Primary vs. Closed Primary: Exploring Different Primary Election Systems

Open primaries allow voters to choose any party's primary, while closed primaries restrict participation to registered party members. Open primaries have higher turnout but face concerns of strategic voting, while closed primaries preserve party ideology.

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Nashville's Top Issues
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Nashville's Top Issues: A Comprehensive Overview

This comprehensive overview will shed light on the key challenges and debates that dominate the city's political landscape. From affordable housing and transportation to social inclusion, these issues shape the lives of Nashville residents and require careful attention from policymakers.

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Early Voting Nashville
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Your Complete Guide to Early Voting in Nashville

Let's explore why early voting is so important. It allows you to vote on your schedule while also providing an opportunity to support third-party candidates, independents, and libertarians. Embracing diverse ideas is what makes our democracy thrive!

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Why Vote Third Party
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Why Vote Third Party?

In a political landscape dominated by two major parties, many people often overlook the choice to vote for a third party. However, third-party voting offers a valuable opportunity to challenge the status quo and bring fresh perspectives.

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How to Switch Politics
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How to Switch Political Parties

The decision of switching political parties is a personal journey and should not be taken lightly. Many individuals struggle with this decision, as it can often involve a complex evaluation of their political beliefs, values, and policy priorities.

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Understanding Maine's State Legislature
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Understanding Maine's State Legislature

The State of Maine is governed by the Maine State Government, which consists of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. In addition to the legislative branch, the government of Maine encompasses the State executive and judiciary.

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Understanding Political Affiliation: Exploring Different Political Perspectives
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Political Affiliation: Exploring Different Political Perspectives

In today's dynamic world, it's crucial to grasp the significance of political affiliation. It shapes perspectives and beliefs. Political affiliation is identifying with a particular political party or ideology.

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Open Primaries: Understanding the Mechanics and Implications
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Open Primaries: Understanding the Mechanics and Implications

Open primaries aim to promote inclusivity, encourage voter participation, and provide voters with a wider range of options. They allow voters to have a say in the selection of candidates from multiple parties, rather than being limited to candidates within their own party.

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Overcoming Apathy: Why Voting for Independent Candidates Can Make a Difference
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Overcoming Apathy: Why Voting for Independent Candidates Can Make a Difference

Today’s article explores the roles of political parties and the significance of independent candidates and why voting for them can substantially change the political sphere.

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What Is The Electoral College And How Does It Work?
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What Is The Electoral College And How Does It Work?  

The College is an integral part of the presidential election process, yet many people don't fully understand how it works or why it is necessary. This blog post will explain the basics of the College, its role in American politics, and the criticisms that have been raised against it.

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Independent Voters
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Understanding Independent Voters: Their Impact on American Politics

Explore the impact of independent voters on American politics. Learn about their attitudes, differences from partisans, and growing numbers. Discover how they shape the democratic process and influence elections.

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What Are Independent Voters?

Learn what independent voters are and why they're a crucial demographic in elections. Discover how to appeal to independent voters and win their support.

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How and why you should register as an independent

50% of Americans identify as independent voters. Registering as an independent allows voting for platforms rather than party affiliations and having a voice in primaries. Normalizing independent voter registration can promote moderate and centrist policies.

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Voting For Third-Party And Independent Candidates: Why It's Not A Wasted Vote

Third-party candidates in the country have long been perceived as candidates with no chance of winning. Therefore, people view voting third party as a wasted vote. Thus, many electorates feel they must either vote for the "lesser of two evils" or risk throwing away their vote.

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What Are Independent Politicians or Political Independents?

The independent political party no longer exists. Here is what it means to be an independent politician today.

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How the Two-Party System Works in the U.S.

The two-party system has always controlled American politics. Here we analyze what that means and potential alternatives.

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Differences Between Democrats vs. Republicans

The two main political parties in America have a lot of power but they differ quite a bit in their beliefs. Here is what you need to know and how they each work.

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