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Elections & Voting

Use these tools to become an informed voter

How Elections & Our Government Work

Midterm elections occur every two years. In addition to local and state offices and issues, we vote for some U.S. senators during midterm elections. Since we vote for Congress members every two years, we vote for all members of the House of Representatives during midterm elections.

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

Elections Research

Are you studying U.S. elections? If so, the American National Election Studies Web site is a great source for you because you can track public opinion and other data across time; some of the included data goes back to 1952.