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  Election Day (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Election Day in the United States is the day when polls most often open for the election of certain public officials.
Election Day occurs on the Tuesday following the first Monday of November every year, which is always the Tuesday between November 2 and November 8, inclusively.
Election Day is a legal holiday in some states, including Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maryland, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and West Virginia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Election_Day_(United_States)   (767 words)

 Ben's Guide (6-8): The Election Process -- Election of the President & Vice President -- Primary Election
The reason that November was chosen was that the United States was largely a rural and agrarian nation.
Tuesday was chosen partly because it gave a full day's travel time between Sunday, which was widely observed by religious groups as a strict day of rest (except for traveling) and voting day.
Two days were given for travel to give voters the time to travel by foot or by horse to the nearest polling place, usually the county's political center (seat).
bensguide.gpo.gov /6-8/election/electionday.html   (285 words)

 The Election of 2000 - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net
The networks had vowed, as in the past, not to call an election until all of the polls in a certain state had all closed - one problem in Florida is that part of the panhandle is in the Central time zone, and when Florida was called, some polls were still open.
She used the county's previous recount numbers instead, and certified the election: By a vote total of 2,912,790 to 2,912,253, or a difference of 537 votes, Bush was certified the winner of Florida's 25 electoral votes.
The suit stated that the lack of a postmark on mail coming from military post offices should not be used as a basis to exclude a ballot.
www.usconstitution.net /elec2000.html   (5390 words)

 Election Day - Cjay Content   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The population, median income, voter turnout, and ethnic makeup of cities and states has an impact on how those cities respond to candidates and what their residents choose to do on election day.
Election Day also profiles cities and states based on how their residents have voted in past presidential primary and general elections.
There is no database that has comparable questions asked of large samples drawn from every geographic unit in the U.S. To estimate public opinion in states and cities, Election Day uses a combination of judgment and regional breakdowns of 1988-1998 data collected by the National Opinion Research Center's General Social Survey.
www.election-day.info /modules/cjaycontent/index.php?id=4   (757 words)

 United States presidential election, 2004 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The election campaign was widely seen as a referendum on Bush's job performance to date, in particular his leadership in the prosecution of the 'War on Terror'.
As a result, several states had a different number of electors in the U.S. Electoral College in 2004 than in 2000, since the number of electors allotted to each state is equal to the sum of the number of Senators and Representatives from that state.
The 2004 election was the first to be affected by the campaign finance reforms mandated by the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (also known as the McCain-Feingold Bill for its sponsors in the United States Senate).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/U.S._presidential_election,_2004   (5996 words)

 Election Day (United States)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Every four years, on Election Day, (Tuesday after the first Monday in November), registered *voters in the United States cast their votes for presidential electors.
The number of electors per state is equal to the number in its Congressional delegation.
In 1845, Congress established Election Day in response to abuses caused by the previous system of electing the President and Vice-President.
www3.kumc.edu /diversity/other/election.html   (138 words)

 Midterm madness! Election day races go to the wire - United States Senate elections Current Events - Find Articles
The outcome of this year's midterm elections could easily change the balance of power in Washington, because the party that controls Congress decides which laws will be passed during the next two years.
On October 7, the United States Supreme Court refused the Republican call to overturn a New Jersey Supreme Court decision that allowed the Democrats to replace Torricelli with former New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
The outcome of the election will most likely depend on which issues come to the forefront in the days before the election.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0EPF/is_9_102/ai_94041453   (847 words)

 USATODAY.com - Good morning, it's Election Day again. And again. And again. (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
With more and more states allowing some form of early voting, it is a phenomenon that neither the Democrats nor the Republicans can afford to ignore and that has transformed the traditional push to the polls from a 24-hour sprint into a month-plus marathon.
At stake in the Nov. 7 midterm elections is control of both houses of Congress: all 435 seats in the House of Representatives are up for grabs as well as 33 of the 100 Senate seats.
Some of the leading states for early voting in 2004 were: Washington, where 69% of ballots were cast before Election Day; Nevada, 53%; New Mexico and Texas, 51%; Colorado, 48%; Tennessee, 47%; and Arizona, 41%, according to an AP compilation.
www.usatoday.com.cob-web.org:8888 /news/washington/2006-10-06-election-day_x.htm   (772 words)

 The SparkNotes Guide to the 2004 United States Presidential Election
Early elections in which voters nominate the candidate they would most like to represent their party in the presidential election.
Ohio is an example of a swing state in the 2004 election.
Texas, a state dominated by Bush, is not a swing state.
www.sparknotes.com /election/2004/page21.html   (474 words)

 General Election Day (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
United States senators and congressmen are elected every two years, in even numbered years.
Elections held in odd numbered years are often used for local mayoral elections and other municipal offices and citizen initiatives.
Americans observed the first uniform election day on November 4, 1845 in accordance with Congressional legislation passed earlier that year.
www.calendar-updates.com.cob-web.org:8888 /info/holidays/us/election.aspx   (257 words)

 Voter Turnout
Statistics on voter turnout presented here show that the much-lamented decline in voter participation is an artifact of the way in which it is measured.
The most typical way to calculate the turnout rate is to divide the number of votes by what is called the "voting-age population" which consists of everyone age 18 and older residing in the United States.
I have not updated the presidential election results by state, so there may be small discrepancies between the turnout rate tables and the presidential vote.
elections.gmu.edu /voter_turnout.htm   (559 words)

 The SparkNotes Guide to the 2004 United States Presidential Election
In every state except North Dakota, all you have to do to vote is register at least a month or so prior to the election and then show up to vote.
First, you must be a United States citizen and be at least 18 years old on or before Election Day.
Rock the Vote lets you register to vote from anywhere in the United States using the National Mail Voter Registration Form.
www.sparknotes.com /election/2004/page7.html   (409 words)

 CNN.com - Officials discuss how to delay Election Day - Jul 12, 2004 (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
CNN's Tom Foreman looks into the possibility of moving Election Day in case of a terrorist attack.
The commission was set up after the disputed 2000 presidential vote to help states deal with logistical problems in their elections.
What has Homeland Security officials worried is that terrorists could attempt to disrupt the election in the same way that train bombings in Madrid created unrest three days before the Spanish general election, the Homeland Security spokesman said.
www.cnn.com.cob-web.org:8888 /2004/ALLPOLITICS/07/11/election.day.delay/index.html   (828 words)

 CNN.com Election 2004 - U.S. President
• U.S. presidents are elected to four-year terms by 538 Electoral College voters, one per senator and representative from each state, plus three from the District of Columbia.
In 38 states, the voters are required by law to vote for the candidate who won the popular voter in their state, although all electors usually cast a ballot for the popular vote winner.
A candidate must receive a majority of 270 votes to win the election.
www.cnn.com /ELECTION/2004/pages/results/president   (150 words)

 Election 2004: United States Elections Theme Unit
The main objective of this unit is to introduce issues that are important to both this election and most probably will continue to be important after the election.
Elections Activity: Children can vote for their favorite snack or activity.
Election Day and the Electoral College (grades 6-8)
www.edhelper.com /election2004.htm   (224 words)

 S/R 23: Ralph Nader's election night speech
Right after the election the Green Party moves and locks arms with all those neighborhood and citizen groups all over the United States who are fighting for a more just America.
Corporate crime, corporate welfare, the problem of labor and the living wage, WTO and NAFTA — all these things that are reported on in the major press — the Gore, Bush campaigns ignored all these issues uniformly in their lookalike status, and still the press was obsessed with the horse-race question.
So one of our goals after the election, is to, in a very kindly way, give some of the media an invitation to learn about what the criteria are for newsworthiness for a Third-Party candidacy.
www.greens.org /s-r/23/23-02b.html   (1183 words)

 Media Predictions And Voter Turnout In The United States, Election Day 1980
Media Predictions And Voter Turnout In The United States, Election Day 1980 Jackson, John E. SUMMARY: The purpose of this study was to ascertain whether election night reporting of presidential election results affected voter turnout in the 1980 United States election.
The study gathered information on what time of day respondents voted, whether they had heard early reports of election results, and when they heard such reports.
The dataset also includes variables used to assess likelihood of voting--education, region, partisan strength and feelings of citizen duty--as well as vote validation variables indicating the respondent's registration status and whether he or she voted.
sun3.lib.uci.edu /~gacodev2/archive/polit/uselec/media80/media80.htm   (277 words)

 Election Day - A Political Campaign Simulator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Election Day 3.01 is now available in the downloads section!
All the remaining bugs, of course are the fault of the original coder, John Gastil.
the Election Day project is in a transition period right now.
www.election-day.info   (505 words)

 City of Austin -
The Office of the City Clerk is responsible for managing municipal elections.
When Travis County acquired Direct Recording Electronic devices to be used in their elections, the City Council voted to contract with Travis County to conduct our elections.
The OCC serves as the contract administrator for this intergovernmental contract.
www.ci.austin.tx.us /election/intro_eng.htm   (163 words)

 United States General Election Exit Polls Series
The General Election Exit Polls series is conducted by the National Election Pool (NEP) from results obtained from interviews of a sample of voters exiting polling places in individual states in the nation on election day.
It provides data on voters' choices in the senate, congressional, and gubernatorial races, and the issues and factors that most influenced those votes, as well as their opinions on presidential candidates, various referendas and propositions on the ballot, and other social issues.
The data consist of individual state exit polls, a national exit poll, and a combined data file containing the responses to questions asked of every respondent.
webapp.icpsr.umich.edu /cocoon/ICPSR-SERIES/00177.xml   (185 words)

 LWV | Home
Make sure YOUR voice is heard on Election Day and tell us about your voting experience by taking this survey.
Now is the time to make sure you and your friends are prepared to vote on November 7th.
VOTE411.org, the League’s one-stop-shop for election information, and our 5 Things You Need to Know on Election Day palm cards are handy resources to help you protect your vote.
www.lwv.org   (183 words)

 United States Senate Election Information November 2, 2004 Election
This is an archive of a past election.
The League of Women Voters of Ohio has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 3 questions on Qualifications, Environmental policies, and Federal deficit.
See the candidates and issues from previous elections: 3/2/04, 11/5/02, 11/7/00, 3/7/00
www.smartvoter.org /2004/11/02/oh/state/race/uss   (299 words)

 ElectionsCentral- A History of Presidential Elections
This part of our site provides the history of each Presidential election.
We present both the popular and electoral votes in each election, as well as states won, issues in the election and turnout.
We have also begun covering the 2008 elections
www.multied.com /elections   (77 words)

 Ben's Guide (3-5): Elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
These pages explain the election process for Federal officials.
Information about specific candidates and their campaigns, party or party platforms, or political races will not be found here.
Please consult the U.S. Department of State's web site, United States Election 2000, for this information.
bensguide.gpo.gov /3-5/election/index.html   (55 words)

 United States Election Assistance Commission
10/26/06 - Resolution: National Election Worker Appreciation Week
10/19/06 - EAC Letter to Election Officials on Quick Start Guides
State Polling Hours, Election Holiday Status and School Closings
www.eac.gov   (133 words)

 Hexapedia - Election Day (United States) (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Election Day in the United States is the day when polls most often open for the election of elected public officials.
State elections Elective offices of most states of the US are also filled on Election Day, but different states choose different patterns; every odd numbered year, for at least some offices, is a popular choice.
Local elections Elective offices of municipalities, counties (in most states), and other local entities (such school boards and other special-purpose districts) have their elections subject to rules of their state, and in some states, they vary according to choices of the jurisdiction in question.
www.hexafind.com.cob-web.org:8888 /encyclopedia/Election_Day_(United_States)   (484 words)

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