The Burden of Registering to Vote
In America, who gets to be a voter? Well, thanks to the 15th, 19th, and 26th amendments, every US citizen who is 18 years old on or before Election Day can cast a ballot, but you also have to meet your state’s residency requirements. You also need to register to vote by your state’s voter […]
Is America Still a Democracy?
Democracy – A system of government that bases its legitimacy on the participation of its people. America’s been doing this democracy thing for a while now but we have not always been great at the “participation of all its people” part. Even today, we’re the only advanced democracy that deliberately discourages its people from voting. […]