Campaigns and Elections
Types of Elections
From the broad and general to the small and local, elections are designed to serve different purposes for various political voting systems.
Purposes of Elections
Elections have been the usual mechanism by which modern representative democracy has operated since the 17th century.
Types of Ballots
A ballot is a device used to cast votes in an election; types of ballots include secret ballots and ranked ballots.
The Criteria for Winning Elections
Common voting systems are majority rule, proportional representation, or plurality voting with a number of criteria for the winner.
An electoral district is a territorial subdivision whose members (constituents) elect one or more representatives to a legislative body.