Absentee Voting & Voting by Mail

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Overview

Students study historical primary sources to gain context and perspective regarding absentee voting, including voting by mail, throughout U.S. history. After, students can investigate election voting laws and issues related to absentee voting and voting by mail to help them craft an editorial in support of or against these practices.

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Grade

High School, Middle School

Subjects

Civics, Social Studies

Length

60-90 minutes

Topics

absentee voting, elections, voting, voting by mail

Author

Teaching with the Library of Congress

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