Research shows that in elections with low information and poor engagement, candidate attractiveness plays a significant role in how people vote.
Young people have the right, the skills and the numbers to make a difference in politics and society in North America and beyond. Their voices, energy and vision contribute to a healthy democracy.
While a record number of women are headed to Congress, a number of conservative measures passed across states. What explains this?
For teenagers, blogging about politics in school can help them hone their views – and be more tolerant of others'.
Latinos are less likely than other Americans to vote in November, new polling shows. Here's why Democrats shouldn't expect a Latino blue wave to swing the midterms in their favor.
The stability and integrity of democratic society are too important to be relegated to inherently flawed computer systems that are vulnerable to malfunctions and malicious attacks.
The true number of people who do not favor either of the two major political parties in the US has actually remained stable in recent years.
There are different ballots, voting machines, registration and eligibility requirements and procedures for counting votes across the country. That's a recipe for occasional confusion and miscounts.
The U.S. is not the only country worried about foreign influence over its elections. Australia is concerned too, and taking steps Americans could learn from.
Australia has one of the most secure electoral systems imaginable thanks to paper ballots. Cybersecurity experts caution against e-voting.
Not all who register vote. Research shows factors like timing and major tragic events can influence who, in the end, makes it out to the polls.
There are far more pressing problems that need to be fixed in the electoral process.
Islanders currently stand as independent candidates, but this special system could be about to disappear.
Social media sites aren't the only online systems that can secretly influence people's votes. Search engines can too and may be even more successful – and undetectable.
How you vote is an indication of the role you think government plays in society. As elections loom in Canada and beyond, here's a guide to non-partisan, responsible voting.
Findings suggest parties should rethink the way they chase the 'female vote'.
A pilot requiring some voters to show ID in May's local elections could be the next blow for the Windrush generation.
Opera goers are high multiplier voters. Win them over and you might get a few more supporters along the way.
Teens' brains develop different skills along a predictable timeline. These milestones should influence the legal age boundaries for voting, buying guns and being put to death.
As the American colonists famously said: 'No taxation without representation.'