Filter by: DemocracyElectionsLocal ElectionsState ElectionsConstitutionHistoryRacial JusticeVoting RightsGovernmentState GovernmentSupreme CourtMovementsProtestCensusDistrictingLocal GovernmentStatehood Voting in a Primary Election Voting in a Primary Election: Crucial to our democratic process, these elections provide voters with a wide range of options to choose from. How to Research Your Ballot Become an informed voter by learning how to research who and what are on your ballot. The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Agreement between states to ensure the winner of the national popular vote is elected President. Ranked Choice Voting Ranked Choice Voting: A system of voting in which voters rank candidates on their ballot by order of preference. Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Federal law to improve election administration through reforms such as mandatory minimum standards and funding to meet standards. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) The only federal agency charged with improving voting systems and helping states with other critical functions of election administration. Runoff Election Elections between the two top candidates from a primary or general election often when the winner has not won both the most votes and earned at least 50% of the vote. Election Certification The process by which votes are tabulated and election results are made official. Voter Rolls and Voter Purging The list of registered voters who can cast a ballot in an election. Several states have recently abused their power to purge millions of voters from the rolls. The Electoral College The Electoral College is the way people in the United States elect the President and Vice President. Gerrymandering Gerrymandering occurs when district lines are redrawn to manipulate election results and disenfranchise voters. Midterm Elections Midterm elections, or midterms, are elections held during the second year of a President’s four-year period in office – in the middle of the Presidential term. Local Elections 2021 Every year is an election year! Even when there aren’t national or statewide elections, local elections are happening across the country. The For the People Act (H.R. 1/ S. 1) The For the People Act proposes a sweeping set of reforms to expand Americans’ access to the ballot box and fight corruption.