Elections, Government, and Voting Rights Vocabulary

Updated: 10/2/2020
Elections, Government, and Voting Rights Vocabulary
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Voting Rights Lesson Plans

Voting Rights in America

Teacher Guide by Liane Hicks

The Declaration of Independence declared that “All men are created equal”, most people in the United States did not have full rights of citizenship until almost two hundred years later. The United States has a long history of denying the right to vote to the poor, women, and people of color purposefully, through intimidation, violence, or creating laws as barriers.
Political Party Lesson Plans

Political Parties: Activities and Lesson Plan

Teacher Guide by Liane Hicks

Political parties are an important part of the electoral process in the United States. Understanding political parties and their core values helps voters decide whom to vote for in an election. Voters can then choose the candidate that they believe most aligns most with their own personal beliefs.


Voting Rights

Storyboard Description

This election vocabulary activity will introduce students to key terms for elections, government, and voting rights.

Storyboard Text

  • BALLOT
  • POLLING BOOTH
  • ABSENTEE VOTING
  • A process of voting, in writing and typically in secret. “Getting on the ballot” refers to a candidate winning their party’s nomination and being listed on the ballot as an option.
  • A small, enclosed area in which a person stands or sits while casting a vote.
  • If a person can’t physically be present at a voting center on Election Day, they complete their ballot and mail it in advance or hand deliver it.
  • Election Vocabulary