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Issues Archive

Cast Your Ballot
Lesson 1: Election Law and Mail-In Voting
Students learn about state election laws and the debate around mail ballots. (45 minutes)
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Lesson 2: The different ways to cast your vote
Students prepare to cast their real or mock ballots. Which way will they prefer to vote? (10 minutes)
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Lesson 3: Applying for a Mail-In Ballot
Students learn the process of applying for a mail ballot. This lesson should be done 4-6 weeks before the election. (20 minutes)
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Lesson 4: Researching Candidates
While students wait for their mail-in ballot or to vote in-person on Election Day, they can find out what offices and candidates are on their ballot. (45 minutes)
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Lesson 5: Finding Partisan Information on Candidates
Students explore candidate campaign websites and other sources to investigate policy actions by candidates on issues they care about. (45 minutes)
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Lesson 6: Completing and Returning a Mail Ballot
2-3 weeks after applying for it, students will learn how to complete and return their mail-in ballot. (20 min)
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Lesson 7: Voting in-person
Students learn how to find their polling place and to cast their ballot in person. They will also learn how to cast a provisional ballot as a last resort. (20 minutes)