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What You Need to Know about Voting--And Why

Kim Wehle

A step-by-step guide to every American's most fundamental right and civic duty --just in time for the 2020 presidential election. Nothing is more important to the health of a democracy than the right to vote.

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Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Publish Date: 06/16/2020
Pages: 336
ISBN-13: 9780062974785
ISBN-10: 0062974785
Language: English

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A step-by-step guide to every American's most fundamental right and civic duty --just in time for the 2020 presidential election.

Nothing is more important to the health of a democracy than the right to vote. Yet less than half of eligible voters routinely show up to the polls. Part of the problem is that the basics of the process we use to choose our elected leaders remain shrouded in mystery for many Americans.

In What You Need to Know About Voting--and Why, law professor and constitutional scholar Kimberly Wehle unravels that mystery, offering 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? Wehle answers these questions and more in a clear, engaging, and conversational tone. From where and how to register in the various states to how to change your registration when you move, this indispensable book outlines the necessary steps to take to become an active participant in the electoral process.

For new voters, would-be voters, young people looking ahead to the next election, and those seeking citizenship, 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.

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