How U.S. Elections Work
Elections are straightforward by the end: you see the candidates, and you vote for the candidate you want in office. But the process to select and narrow down candidates can be complex — and take months or years. Learn how U.S. elections work from start to finish.
Election and Voting Law Explained
The U.S. Election Process: Before the Vote
The U.S. Election Process: At the Polls
The U.S. Election Process: After the Vote
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