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Election 2024 Interactive Voting Guide


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Voting rights have changed a lot over the years. Whether you are a first-time voter or want to learn more about the election process, we can help.

Voting is a personal choice and it’s important to make decisions based on the issues that matter most to you. This free, interactive voting guide comes to you from our easy-to-read weekly newspaper and website News for You. The guide explains:

Who can vote. You can vote in the U.S. if you meet a few basic requirements. Ensure you are registered to vote and familiarize yourself with the rules in your area. This includes knowing the location of your polling place and understanding the voting process.

Why does every vote count? When you vote, you make the government work for you. It is your chance to make your voice heard and to protect your interests. You can hold politicians accountable.

How people in the US choose their leaders. Presidential elections get a lot of attention. But did you know elections happen every year? Learn about presidential elections, congressional elections, state and local elections, and ballot measures and propositions. Follow the presidential process from primaries and caucuses through the general election.

How to register to vote and cast your ballot. Most states require you to register before voting in an election. Depending on where you live, you may be able to vote online, in person, and by mail. States decide where and when you will vote, what the ballot looks like, and how you will vote.

By the end of this course, you’ll be equipped to:

  • Identify what is “fake news” and what is truthful, accurate information.
  • Explain how local elections allow you to influence changes that directly affect you, your family, and your community.
  • Get help if you or someone you know has questions about voting rights, is facing discrimination, or is experiencing voter intimidation.

This course is ideal for:

  • Adult learners
  • Teachers and tutors
  • Anyone interested in participating in the democratic process


“The vote is precious. It is almost sacred. It is the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democracy.”

-Former Representative John Lewis, June 2019


Download and print a copy of the complete Election 2024 Voting Guide. Download