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Elections

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Running for Office (1)
Types of Elections (1)
Voting (6)

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Filing for Elective Office in Washington State
http://www.secstate.wa.gov/elections/pdf/Filing_fo
Source: Washington State Secretary of State

By Sam Reed, current Secretary of State of Washington. Explains how to run for elective office in Washington state, including comprehensive definition of terms related to elections, applicable Washington laws (RCWs), where to file and how to file, how to withdraw, qualifications and disqualifications, and contact information for the Elections Division of the Office of Secretary of the State.
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Government 101--Elections
http://www.vote-smart.org/resource_govt101_06.php
Source: Project Vote Smart

Basic description of the different kinds of elections, with a focus mostly on the national level. Also includes a comprehensive elections vocabulary list
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Register to Vote
http://www.atg.wa.gov/teenconsumer/rights_and_resp
Source: Washington State Office of the Attorney General

Information for teens on how to register to vote in Washington State.
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The PBS Kids Democracy Project -- Why Vote? A Public Awareness Campaign
http://www.pbs.org/democracy/kids/educators/whyvot
Source: PBS

This website offers teacher's activities to have students do in order to gain an understanding of the importance of voting.
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Kids Voting USA
http://www.kidsvotingusa.org/
Source: Kids Voting USA

A website for both students and teachers, with information on voting and curriculum samples
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