Elections and Voting Worksheets

How Do Presidential Elections Work?

There are two main political parties in America; the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. People in all 50 states and the capital of Washington DC, get to vote. To be eligible to vote, generally, you need to be a U.S. citizen, 18 or older, and registered to vote. However, there are some state-specific eligibility rules. When the American's vote, they are voting to elect a group of people who make up the electoral college. It means a group of people with a shared task (in this particular case) to choose a president and the vice president.

The Campaign Process

Place the following steps of political campaigning in the right order. Then, give details to explain how to do each step.

Comparing Candidates

Use this chart to help you compare two candidates for an upcoming election.

Presidential Elections Special Circumstances

What happens if a new president isn't chosen by the inauguration?

Election Review

Unscramble and define the following words related to the US presidential election process .

The Electoral College

You've been asked to write a newspaper article about the Electoral College. Use this Planning sheet to help organize your facts about the topic.

The Process of Electoral Voting

Fill in information about each step in the Electoral College.

Congress and the Election Process

Fill in the Venn Diagram to show how the Senate and House of Representatives differ in the election process.

Primary Elections

The winners of the primary elections for each political party will be the ones who.

Planning a School Campaign

Use this sheet to help you plan a campaign for a school election.

The History of Elections

The first year there was a convention to nominate candidates. 1868 Former slaves became citizens under the 14th Amendment. 1869 Women can vote in Wyoming, but not in presidential elections.