Remember that grown-ups like to say that you kids need to learn civics, even though no one provides much in the way of civics classes.
American Local Elections articles on Democracy Chronicles
American local elections like county and city government elections are true laboratories of democracy. A surprising number of the laws that manage American elections are decided locally. So get involved wherever you are to build a better democracy. Also see our section on American democracy and our articles on American State Elections.
It’s time that we censure the whole idea of censure. It’s consuming the precious time and money of our local governments.
The governor has sympathies for changes in governance; he’s deeply familiar with democratic innovation. But will he actually take on democratic reform?
Thirty million dollars and counting has poured into the campaign for a swing seat on Wisconsin’s Supreme Court, with TV ads swamping the airwaves.
This year, Philadelphia voters will choose a new mayor. When they head to the polls in May’s primary election, they’ll see something else new.
Former President Donald Trump launched a fired-up culture war… at American classrooms, calling… for certification of “patriotic teachers.
Washington State…allocated $2.5 million for grants to counties wishing to ease ballot access to a group of people who are eligible to vote.
Big cities faltered this year in producing the large vote totals that Democrats have traditionally relied on for election wins in many states.
When there is a tie in an election, how do you make a decision? According to state law, a coin toss will suffice in Kentucky.
Amid election deniers and political polarization, it’s easy to overlook the times when democracy is actually working.