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Better understand our political system and election process with these videos.
You Will Need
- Factual information
- Internet access
- Stance on the major issues
- Ability to see through ploys
- Information sources
Be an informed voter
Be an informed voter by reading as much factual information as you can about the candidates and issues. Find out when debates will be broadcast and watch them.
Take a poll
Take a political ideology test online that finds the candidate or political party that matches up best with your stance on the issues. Check each candidate's voting record to see who best represents your interests.
Sort through the ads
Try to look past the name-calling and sound-bytes in ads and commercials to find the candidates' actual record of accomplishments and stated goals.
Check the source
Always check the source of new information such as polling data and claims of scandals. If the source is biased toward one candidate, it's likely the information is biased, too.
Cast your vote
Cast your vote for the person you believe will do the best job, and have fun watching the results come in on election night to see if your candidate is the winner.