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IT’S YOUR RIGHT – WHY VOTING MATTERS
Section 2: Institutional and Technical Processes of Voting
Primary/general elections & referendums
Types of Elections
(Boundless—contains glossary of terms, explains primary versus general elections, as well as referendums and recalls)
- The Electoral Process (icivics.org—teachers need to set up a free account to access resources for this lesson plan; includes information on primaries, caucuses and general elections, as well as an explanation of the Electoral College)
- Mock Legislative Hearing lesson plan
- On the ballot this November : There is a referendum on the ballot that would change our state’s constitution to allow legislators the flexibility to enact some of these methods of voting. Assume that the referendum passes. Students will be testifying about whether to enact changes such as no-excuse absentee voting, early voting or vote-by-mail. They can also testify not to change anything by supporting leaving current voting laws in place.
- Absentee and Early Voting (National Conference of State Legislatures [NCSL]) Contains information on no excuse absentee voting and early voting, both of which CT does not have.
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