Early Voting Ends Nov. 4 in Bexar County

Vote ButtonNVC Student William Beard wrote a timely blog post on voter vocabulary and information: 

WHAT IS ON THE BALLOT?

If you are a U.S. citizen, you have the opportunity to vote in the U.S. presidential election on or before November 8. Go for it!

However, there are also quite a few other positions to vote for on that ballot. You know that the president is chosen based on your vote, but what about all the other politicians?

A few definitions to help out:

  • Down-ballot Voting
    Voting down-ballot or down-ticket means that you will vote on the other political positions becoming available.
  • Straight-ballot Voting
    Voting straight-ballot or straight-ticket means that you are voting for the same political party for every available position on the ballot.There are issues with down-ballot voting, such as the following possibilities:

    • positions do not always provide a candidate from your chosen political party
    • there are more options for you when you vote across party lines
    • some politicians have positions that cross party lines

Read the rest of the article here: https://williamhbeard.wordpress.com/2016/10/23/2016-voting-other-politicians/

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