Center for Civic Education: Voting and Elections

Every two years, in between presidential elections, American voters take part in midterm elections. All members of the House of Representatives, one-third of the senators, and many of our states’ governors are elected during the midterms. That is in addition to the numerous county, district, and local offices on the ballot. Additionally, the midterm elections, just like the general elections, are opportunities for voters to make direct decisions in local matters through referendums, initiatives, and recalls.

Use these 60-Second Civics podcasts with the quiz at the beginning and/or end of each class or anytime you want students to have a little fun learning about a specific aspect of our voting rights and history or the elections process.