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Primary Election Political Parties Election Day Voting Election of the President Candidates National Conventions National Conventions - An Inside View Candidates at the Convention The Campaign Polling Places The Electoral College The Electoral Map The Inauguration

Election Day

It’s early in the morning and it’s Election Day. All across America, people are lined up at firehouses, schools, and other public buildings. They will come to these polling places to vote throughout the day. Voters have a chance, each year, to choose the leaders who will govern their cities and towns, their states, or their country. American citizens participate in their government by voting on Election Day.

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Election Day is a legal holiday in  Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maryland, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and West Virginia. Several other states have laws in place that allow workers time off to vote. A bill has been presented before the House of Representatives proposing to make Election Day a national holiday, called "Democracy Day."

Surf with Uncle Sam
Surf with Uncle Sam


Word Spy
Word Spy


Projects You Can Do

  • Child’s shoe box (Note: Use a box where the lid fits completely over the bottom.)
  • 3 sheets of white construction paper
  • ½ sheet red construction paper
  • 1 sheet blue construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Black marker
How to make it:

 

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