What You Need to Know About Voting--and Why
Author(s): Kim Wehle
“Now, more than ever, Americans are realizing that their votes count. Kim Wehle’s excellent guide tells you everything you need to know about the laws governing our greatest right and privilege. A must-read, especially in an election year.” —Norah O'Donnell, Anchor and Managing Editor, CBS Evening News
Want to change the world? The first step is to exercise your right to vote! In this step by step guide, you can learn everything you need to know.
In What You Need to Know About Voting—and Why, law professor and constitutional scholar Kimberly Wehle offers practical, useful advice on the mechanics of voting and an enlightening survey of its history and future.
- What is a primary?
- How does the electoral college work?
- Who gets to cast a ballot and why?
- How do mail-in ballots work?
- How do I register?
For new voters, would-be voters, young people and all of us looking ahead to the next election, What You Need to Know About Voting—and Why is a timely and informative guide, providing the background you need in order to make informed choices that will shape our shared destiny for decades to come.
“Now, more than ever, Americans are realizing that their votes count. Kim Wehle’s excellent guide tells you everything you need to know about the laws governing our greatest right and privilege. A must-read, especially in an election year.”
“Approachable and informative… What You Need to Know About Voting and Why is a clearly written resource for voters across the political spectrum, and is especially useful as we approach the 2020 presidential election.”
Praise for How to Read the Constitution—and Why: “Not since perhaps the Nixon years have there been so many valid questions about the U.S. Constitution and its role in our lives—and so many perceived challenges to it. Kim Wehle’s How to Read the Constitution—and Why provides essential, compelling reading on this glorious document. A must-read for this era.”
“[An] accessible treatise…. Wehle elegantly translates the Constitution into layperson-friendly terms.”
"A probing and limpid explanation of an often misunderstood patchwork of systems, requirements, and mechanisms."