By The Dirksen Congressional Center

Fill in the blanks and answers the multiple choice questions below.


1. Why is it important for people to vote in secrecy?

   A So people cannot influence or "buy" votes, or punish someone if they do not vote in a certain way.

   B So people can influence or "buy" votes, or punish someone if they do not vote in a certain way.

2. Place a checkmark next to the way that volunteers are unlikely to help candidates on Election Day.

   A Drive voters to the polls

   B Call people to remind them to vote

   C Put up campaign posters in polling places

   D Hand out campaign buttons in front of polling places


3.
What are poll watchers?

   

4. What are concession statements?

   

5. Why do you think campaigning is forbidden at polling places on Election Day?

   

6. Election results would be counted sooner if polling places closed at 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. Why do you think polls are open until 8 p.m. or 9 p.m.?

   

7. Use a dictionary or encyclopedia to find the origin of the word "ballot."

   

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