Introduction to Vote: The Machinery of Democracy

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Introduction to Vote: The Machinery of Democracy


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Type: Informational Material


This informational site focuses on the history of the various methods of voting including paper ballot, machine ballot, and electronic voting systems used today. Students explore the range of voting technologies using the online exhibition from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 12
United States Government
7 ) Describe the process of local, state, and national elections, including the organization, role, and constituency of political parties. (Alabama)

•  Explaining campaign funding and spending
•  Evaluating the impact of reapportionment, redistricting, and voter turnout on elections

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.USG.AAS.12.7- Understand that public officials are elected to office; recognize that elections are held at the local, state, and national level.

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Author: Ginger Boyd