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Share Your Election Story

Tell us about your election experiences.

Have you participated an election before? In what way did you participate (learning about the election, registering to vote, casting your ballot, volunteering as a poll worker, or others)?

Tell us about your experience: What was fun? What was confusing? If you haven’t participated in an election before, why not? What barriers got in your way? How could the process have been made easier, more interesting or more compelling to you?

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Parking and public transportation information is not usually included with pre-election information about your poll site.

Parking and public transportation information is not usually included with pre-election information about your poll site.

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In the Netherlands we have a Parliament that exists of 150 members divided between 10 political parties at the moment. But every election 20 parties take part. To help people to choose we have an online elections guide

In the Netherlands we have a Parliament that exists of 150 members divided between 10 political parties at the moment. But every election 20 parties take part. To help people to choose we have an online elections guide

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In 2008, over 502,000 voters in the Florida were registered to vote by mail ballot. These voters include those with disability, geriatric needs, ect. The State now cleared this information without informing voters only to muddle voter access.

In 2008, over 502,000 voters in the Florida were registered to vote by mail ballot. These voters include those with disability, geriatric needs, ect. The State now cleared this information without informing voters only to muddle voter access.

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Poll workers in the United States who are not properly trained on how to setup and operate the accessible voting machine may prevent voters with disabilities from exercising their right to vote privately and independently.

Poll workers in the United States who are not properly trained on how to setup and operate the accessible voting machine may prevent voters with disabilities from exercising their right to vote privately and independently.

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When looking at this issue, we must always remember that the voter is number one. This is similar to a business in which many are moving to a customer-oriented process. We must understand what they see and feel when they are voting.

When looking at this issue, we must always remember that the voter is number one. This is similar to a business in which many are moving to a customer-oriented process. We must understand what they see and feel when they are voting.

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In rural southeast India, political parties pay property owners for the permission to paint their symbols & slogans on their walls during an election. The more money a party has, the more of the village it can brand, particularly in low income areas.

In rural southeast India, political parties pay property owners for the permission to paint their symbols & slogans on their walls during an election. The more money a party has, the more of the village it can brand, particularly in low income areas.

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 Voting is rapidly during the election. How to hint people the candidate and their policy?

Voting is rapidly during the election. How to hint people the candidate and their policy?

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Across the globe, people are fighting for their rights to participate in fair, democratic election. I think back to my parents' and grandparents' struggle for equality and the right to vote. I think sometimes we take it for granted...

Across the globe, people are fighting for their rights to participate in fair, democratic election. I think back to my parents' and grandparents' struggle for equality and the right to vote. I think sometimes we take it for granted...

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This last Presidential Election was the first I could participate but I couldn't. And even though the whole world was engaged in the US election, it was very hard for US living in other countries to vote!! Going to the embassy and waiting = ewwww!!!

This last Presidential Election was the first I could participate but I couldn't. And even though the whole world was engaged in the US election, it was very hard for US living in other countries to vote!! Going to the embassy and waiting = ewwww!!!

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"My vote doesn't count" is the reason some Americans won't vote. They don't see the connect between their vote and the final outcome. Live voting results displayed outside of polling stations would show people how their vote counts.

"My vote doesn't count" is the reason some Americans won't vote. They don't see the connect between their vote and the final outcome. Live voting results displayed outside of polling stations would show people how their vote counts.

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