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A nonpartisan collection of information about elections and voting.

Election and Voter Registration Resource Guide

Use this guide to find Arizona voter registration information and general election information.

Check out the SCC Library Research Guide Top 5 Tips to Avoid Election Disinformation.

Read about Elections and Voting

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100% Democracy: The Case for Universal Voting

A timely argument that all members of a democracy must participate in elections. It would be the surest way to protect against voter suppression. It's not as radical or utopian as it sounds, everyone is required to vote in Australia.

Cheap Speech: How Disinformation Poisons Our Politics—and How to Cure It

A practical road map for controlling disinformation, embracing free speech, saving American elections, and protecting democracy.

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Drawing the Vote : A Graphic Novel History for Future Voters

This graphic novel looks at the history of voting rights in the United States and how it affects the way we vote today. 

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Elections in America

Elections in America provides a thorough and objective explanation of American elections at the local, state, and national levels. It discusses laws and practices that govern elections, the history of elections and voting rights, and contemporary voting controversies.

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How We Vote : Innovation in American Elections

This book describes innovations in voter registration, voter convenience, support for voting in languages other than English, the integrity of the voting process, and voting system technology.

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Let the People Pick the President

How can we tolerate the Electoral College when every vote does not count the same, and the candidate who gets the most votes can lose? Twice in the last five elections, the Electoral College has overridden the popular vote, calling the integrity of the entire system into question--and creating a false picture of a country divided into bright red and blue blocks when in fact we are purple from coast to coast.  

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Let Us Vote! Youth Voting Rights and the 26th Amendment

How a bipartisan coalition worked to lower the voting age to 18 in 1971. As the national conversation around climate crisis, gun violence, and police brutality creates a new call for a lower voting age, "Let Us Vote!" provides an essential investigation of how this massive political change occurred, and how it could be brought about again.

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One Person, One Vote

Gerrymandering is the manipulation of election districts for partisan and political gain. Instead of voters picking the politicians they want, politicians pick the voters they need to get the election results they're after. Gerrymandering has been around since before our nation's founding and with technology, those drawing the redistricting lines have been able to microtarget their electoral manipulations with unprecedented levels of precision. 

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Parties and Elections in America

Provides an in-depth examination and history of American political parties and their critical role in representative democracy at the local, state, and national levels.

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A Real Right to Vote: How a Constitutional Amendment Can Safeguard American Democracy

Shows how a constitutional right to vote can deescalate voting wars between political parties that lead to endless rounds of litigation and undermine voter confidence in elections, and can safeguard democracy against dangerous attempts at election subversion like the one we witnessed in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election.

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Voter Suppression : Blocking the Ballot Box

These articles and media literacy guide describe the many forms of voter suppression and its impact on U.S. elections.

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Votes of Confidence : A Young Person's Guide to American Elections

Using real-world examples, this book provides readers with thorough, nonpartisan explanations about primaries, the electoral college, checks and balances, polls, fundraising, and more.

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Voting Rights in America : A Reference Handbook

This reference book chronicles voting rights in the United States, from the colonial period to the present.