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Explore the electoral process past and present, in the United States and around the world.

Lesson Materials  

Readings and activities that provide teachers with classroom resources in U.S. history, world history, and government.  

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CA mock electionThe California Secretary of State, the National Student/Parent Mock Election,and the California Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, offers students a chance to learn about the candidates and issues, and has lessons on the power of voting and how government and politics affect every part of their lives.

VOTINGEARLYAMERICAGoogle Cultural Institute exhibit created by Constitutional Rights Foundation & Barat Education Foundation as part of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program.

i have right to voteCRF is proud to share "I Have a Right to Vote," an anthem composed and video directed by Nolan WIlliams, Jr. Watch the video here for a star-studded crash course in voting rights history and a stirring reminder of our civic responsibilities, especially in an election year! 

Get Involved!

Even if you’re not eligible to vote (yet), get involved with the issues and campaigns that matter to you. CRF’s Civic Action Project has an online toolkit with dozens of how-to ideas for taking actions.


A collection of links for additional research on election-related issues in the U.S. and around the world.