Instructional Material

News for You Voting Guide



General Adult Education Field

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This voting guide comes to you from News for You®, the easy-to-read weekly newspaper and website, to describe how Americans choose their leaders. This plain language guide explains who can vote, how to vote and why every vote counts. It also covers interpreting campaign ads, watching debates, and thinking about the messages being conveyed.

Sections include:

  • Who Votes
  • Reasons to Vote
  • What We Vote On
  • Choosing a President
  • Political Parties
  • Getting Informed
  • What to Watch for in a Debate
  • Political Campaign Ads
  • Thinking About the Message
  • Casting Your Vote
  • Using Voting Equipment
  • Voting Vocabulary

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We also have an interactive course that walks students through the Voting Guide and tests their comprehension.

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