What Am I Voting For?
Primaries and Beyond / The Legislative Role
Learn the history of primary runoff elections, why states use them and what’s changed over the years. Then hear about the ins and outs of ranked choice voting-a method some suggest can replace runoffs (hence the other name, “instant runoff voting”).
State Primary Election Types
The laws governing state primaries are complex and nuanced to say the least, and state primary laws have been a cause of confusion among voters and election administrators alike. The manner in which party primary elections are conducted varies widely from state to state. This website briefly explains and categorizes states in each system.
Partisan vs nonpartisan elections
Some thoughts on the pros and cons of partisan and nonpartisan ballots.
National League of Cities
November 4, 2013
Thinkwell American Government: The American Two-Party System: Part 1
This presentation helps define the United States two-party system. The lecturer also talks about the Electoral College. The presentation is done in lecture style with a chart that accents the lecture. (04:53) This is a clip from a larger segment.
“How to steal an election: a visual guide”
March 1, 2015:
Presents facts and proposed solutions to addressing gerrymandering.