The Importance of Elections

Every two years there are elections going on somewhere in these United States! We have a Presidential Election every 4 years, there are elections for House Representatives every 2 years, and many local districts propose local referendums during special elections.

An important part of becoming a responsible and knowledgeable citizen is learning about the process. And an important part of safeguarding our freedoms in the future is learning about our past.

So let’s dive in!

Elections give citizens a "voice" in government. Have you ever asked yourself why we even need a government? Watch this short video to discover the roles and benefits of government.


Throughout this Online Unit Study, you'll discover why elections exist. You’ll learn who ~ and what ~ we vote for in each election cycle and the many places that elected officials serve.