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Elections and Voting

An election is a modern democratic decision-making process in which people choose an individual to hold public office. Elections are also used in different private and business organizations, voluntary associations and corporations.

Asked in US Presidents, John McCain, Elections and Voting

How many votes are needed to win in the Electoral College?

A candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win the Presidency. This represents a majority -- one more than half -- of the current 538 electoral votes cast. (535 for the states and 3 by the District of Columbia) (A tie vote of 269 for each of two candidates is possible. If no candidate receives a majority of the electoral votes, the election is sent to the House of Representatives.) ...
Asked in US Presidents, US Government, Elections and Voting

What US presidents were never elected by the people?

Technically, no US President has been "elected by the people." US Presidents are elected by the Electoral College. However, there were six Presidents who served in office without being endorsed by popular vote. Gerald Ford was one of them; he became president after Richard Nixon resigned in 1974, and was not elected at the end of the term. The other part of the question is a trick. George Washington was never elected by popular vote, but he was elected by the Electoral College...
Asked in Elections and Voting

What are importance of elections manifesto?

Election manifesto is a statement by a political party,explaining what it will do if they win the elections.Through election manifesto the voters come to know about the policies of the political party they are going to vote for.They can easily think that which party will prove the best for them,they can decide that with whose policies they want to go.therefore an election manifesto is very important. ...
Asked in Elections and Voting, Franklin Pierce

What were the results of the 1852 presidential election?

1852 Presidential election results popular vote Pierce (Dem) 1,607,510 (50.8%) Scott (Whig) 1,386,942 (43.9%) electoral vote Pierce 254 Scott 42 states carried Pierce 27 Scott 4 (TN, KY,VT, NH) ...
Asked in Elections and Voting

Does New Jersey uses primary election or party caucuses?

New Jersey holds primary elections, not caucuses. The NJ state primary election will be on June 5, 2012. The last day to register for this is May 15, 2012. ...
Asked in US Presidents, US Government, Elections and Voting

How are Presidents elected in the US?

Process The regular citizens (who are registered voters) of the USA vote on the first Tuesday in November at the general election to elect the various members of the Senate and the House of Representatives as well as state and local government officials. Presidential candidates are placed on the ballot once every four years. The elected members of the Federal Congress (Senate and House of Representatives) carry Electoral College votes from their home states, usually based on the majority party winner in each...
Asked in Politics and Government, Elections and Voting

Who are not qualified to vote under the election code?

It depends which country you are referring to. Countries have different rules and legislation for voting eligibility. ...
Asked in Politics and Government, Famous People, Elections and Voting

What is Ralph Nader's networth?

$3.8 million in 2000 based on filings when he was running for president. http://www.enterstageright.com/archive/articles/1200nader.htm ...
Asked in Boston, Elections and Voting

What elected official used the legitimizing of Evacuation Day in Boston as a re-election tactic?

pretty sure it was James Micheal Curley Evacuation day was his way of getting the Irish holiday in Boston of St. Patricks day It was James Micael, as he is known in this area. Ther have been many stories aabout him over the years, paricularly as the related to his coddling the "Irish vote". He told people to "vote early and vote often", which basically meant they might have been called upon to cast a second vote in his favor. A...
Asked in History of the United States, US Constitution, Elections and Voting

What amendment gave 18 year olds the right to vote?

The 26th amendment lowered the voting age for elections in the US. It was passed on March 23, 1971 and officially ratified on July 1, 1971. Text of the Amendment Section 1. Lowering the voting age The right of citizens of the United States, who are 18 years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the united States or by any state on account of age. Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article...
Asked in Elections and Voting

What is a referendum?

A referendum is a process that allows citizens to approve or reject a law passed by a legislature. A referendum is the principle or practice or referring measures proposed or passed by a legislative body to the vote of the electorate for approval or rejection. (see related link) a general vote by the electorate on a single political question that has been referred to them for a direct decision. ...
Asked in Democratic National Conventions, Democratic Party, Elections and Voting

What are super-delegates?

Superdelegates Superdelegates are non-elected voters who have the full power of delegates despite not being selected through primaries or caucuses. The Democratic National Committee is currently the only political party to appoint superdelegates or to have a weighted nomination system. The number of superdelegates appointed per state depends upon that state's population and Democratic voter registration, thereby giving more weight to states with stronger Democratic bases. There are 796 super-delegates to the 2008 Democratic National Convention, comprising nearly one fifth of the total number...
Asked in Elections and Voting

Can you leave work early to vote?

There is no law that requires an employer to allow you time off to vote.
Asked in History, Politics & Society, Elections and Voting

When is the US presidential election?

In the United States, Presidential elections occur every four years. They are held on the first Tuesday following November 1 in years evenly divisible by four (e.g., 2004, 2008, 2012, etc.). The actual calendar date varies between November 2 and November 8. They are part of the federal general elections which elect Congress as well as the President. ...
Asked in General and Special Relativity, Elections and Voting

What does it mean to stand for office?

Same as "run for office". Announce your desire for the office, and attempt to persuade voters to elect you. ...
Asked in Founding Fathers, Politics and Government, US Presidents, Elections and Voting

How was the election of 1800 decided?

The House of Representatives decided the 1800 election after Jefferson and Burr received a tie vote in the Electoral College. Jefferson and Burr were running mates but in those days the electors each cast two votes. The winner became president and the person finished second became vice-president . None of the 73 Republican electors dropped Burr's name from the ballot so Burr was tied with Jefferson instead of coming in second. The election was therefore thrown into the House of Representatives. After 35 deadlocked...
Asked in History, Politics & Society, US Presidents, Declaration of Independence, Elections and Voting

Can a presidential election be stalled or waived due to a declaration of war and has it ever happened?

: Actually, neither of the answers below are accurate. Article 2, section 1, clause 4 of the Constitution states, "The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States." (note: odd spellings and capitalisations in the original.) Thus, although the congress does have the authority to change election day, for any reason, not just a war, this has never happened except to the...
Asked in Elections and Voting, India

What are the challenges to free and fair elections in India?

1. Candidates and parties with a lot of money may not be sure of their victory but enjoy a great and unfair advantage over smaller parties and independents. 2. In some parts of the country, candidates with criminal connections have been able to push others but of the electoral race and to secure a ticket from major parties. 3. Some families tend to donate political parties, tickets are contributed to relatives from these families. 4. Very often elections offer little choice to ordinary citizens,...
Asked in Elections and Voting

How often are presidential elections held?

Answer 1 In America, they are held every 4 years. Election Day is the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November. Answer 2 In the US, four years. For another country, re-ask the question stating the country. Every country with presidents is different. ...
Asked in Elections and Voting

How do you prevent electoral malpractice?

By stopping fraud and avoiding voting twice. I mean that citizens should leave the polling station immediately after casting their vote. They must also have a voters card.. They must be security and no ex-convicts are allowed to vote ...