Voting is one of the best ways to participate in the government. Throughout our history, many groups, like women and African Americans, fought for the right to vote in federal elections. Today, every citizen 18 years old and older can vote. Elections decide who will be elected to public office and make decisions for all of us.

Government leaders wrote the Constitution in 1787. At that time, the Constitution did not explain who could vote for president. Instead, state governments decided who voted in each state. Today, there are amendments to the Constitution about voting. The amendments decide who votes in all the states.

This section on voting will teach the answers to seven (7) questions.

Words in bold are English words you may not know. You can learn these words in the Word List.

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