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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

Protect Your Voting Rights

Contact a qualified attorney if you suspect your rights have been violated.