When and Where Do I Vote?

Overview

TEKS

USG.11 Government The student understands the role of political parties in the U.S. system of government. The student is expected to:

  1. analyze the functions of political parties and their role in the electoral process at local, state, and national levels.
  1. identify opportunities for citizens to participate in political party activities at local, state, and national levels.

USG.14 Citizenship The student understands the difference between civic and personal responsibilities. The student is expected to:

  1. understand the voter registration process and the criteria for voting in elections.

ACGM Student Learning Outcomes

GOVT 2305/2306. Upon successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze the election process
  2. Describe the rights and responsibilities of citizens
  3. Analyze issues and policies in U.S. politics

Overview

This module informs students on the specifics of voting in Texas and asks them to consider what could be done to encourage more people to vote. Activities reinforce the importance of confirming voter registration and locating current information on precincts and polling locations. Students also consider how existing laws and policies impact voter participation.

Grade Level

  • 11-12
  • Higher Ed

Essential Question

When and Where Do I Vote?

Objectives

  1. Use online tools to confirm voter registration and acceptable forms of voter ID. (Level 1)
  2. Locate polling places for early and election day voting. (Level 1)
  3. Describe three voting systems used in Texas. (Level 2)
  4. Explore alternate methods of voting that might increase voter participation. (Level 2)

Materials

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