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Primary Election Political Parties Election Day Voting Election of the President Candidates National Conventions National Conventions - An Inside View Candidates at the Convention The Campaign Polling Places The Electoral College The Electoral Map The Inauguration

 
Election Day


Uncle Sam, the word spy, wants you to take a minute and test your knowledge.

Match the word(s) in the left-hand column to complete the questions or statements in the right-hand column. Check your answers.

Constituency A. Americans vote for the U.S. President on Election Day, which occurs every four years in early _______.
November B. Americans can vote by mail by submitting ______ ballots.
Lawmakers never wanted Election Day on November 1st, All Saints Day.
C. Since 1845, Election Day in the U.S. always falls on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. But why?
National elections, the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November D. All the voters in a particular district are collectively known as what?
absentee E. Election Day
Exit polls F. Soon after the polls close on Election Day, the media often predicts the outcome of the election. These predictions are based most heavily on what?



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Election Day is a legal holiday in  Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maryland, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and West Virginia. Several other states have laws in place that allow workers time off to vote. A bill has been presented before the House of Representatives proposing to make Election Day a national holiday, called "Democracy Day."

Surf with Uncle Sam
Surf with Uncle Sam


Word Spy
Word Spy


Projects You Can Do

  • Child’s shoe box (Note: Use a box where the lid fits completely over the bottom.)
  • 3 sheets of white construction paper
  • ½ sheet red construction paper
  • 1 sheet blue construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Black marker
How to make it:

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