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Elections & Voting

Use these tools to become an informed voter

How Elections & Our Government Work

The United States was begun as a great experiment in Democracy with its citizens wielding the ultimate power. This power is exercised through regular, scheduled elections in which voters select the President, members of Congress, and various state and local officials. These officials and their staffs formulate policy, make laws, and direct the day-to-day operations of government.

Use the sources below to learn more about how our government works: