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Voting Is Compulsory in Over 25 Countries

J. L. Morin | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
J. L. Morin

Under a non-compulsory voting system with fewer people voting, smaller lobby groups can easily sway a small section of the people to the polls and thereby manipulate the outcome of the political process.

Let's Be Decent.

Denise Vivaldo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Denise Vivaldo

America is facing devastating times. We need to pull together, be decent and help each other. I didn't think about whether the folks waiting in line for gas were republican or democrat. I just donated to the Red Cross and prayed for them all.

Why I Won't Tell My Daughter Who I Am Voting for

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 01.05.2013 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

At dinner, my daughter Katie asked, "Mommy, who are you voting for?"

Leaning Backward (Not Forward) in Post-Sandy New Jersey

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 11.05.2012 | Impact
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

Friends in Teaneck whose power has already been restored have taken us in as refugees, or we would still be sleeping in a cold, dark house, and facing freezing temperatures and another storm system in the week ahead.

Canvassing South Philly: Silicon Valley Goes East

Geri Spieler | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Geri Spieler

An elderly man, white, lectured me on the degradation of our political system and predicted a revolution after this election. A woman heard why I was there and yelled at me to get off her stoop.

All But Ignored, Third Parties Endeavor On

Jake Jares | Posted 01.05.2013 | Teen
Jake Jares

As the third-party debates and the campaigns themselves will likely continue to be neglected by our political culture, the candidates fight on now for their message, not their electoral success.

Ballots, Not Bullets

Christopher Holshek | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

No doubt, if we want responsible governance, we need to provide responsible citizenship; but, if we want to lead the world, we must do so first and foremost by example, lest we lose our credibility because we can't walk the talk.

Vote -- It's My Birthday!

Iman Baghai | Posted 01.05.2013 | Teen
Iman Baghai

Clearly, there are issues with the current way our politics run, and we can't fix everything overnight. But there are some simple things that we can do to make people more politically engaged.

On Sandy and Leadership

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Maria Rodale

This is my first blog post since Sandy swept through and my last blog post before the election on Tuesday...so I have some stuff to say. Let's face ...

What the Presidential Election Means for Crowdfunding and Small Businesses

Ryan Caldbeck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Ryan Caldbeck

Tuesday's vote has a significant impact on the nation's 28 million small businesses, which impacts our national economy as well. Small businesses are responsible for creating two out of every three new jobs over the past two decades. The candidates have both had their say, now it is our turn.

Don't Just Vote

Van Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Van Jones

Here are eight cool, interesting (and useful) things to do in the next 36 hours in addition to voting to help get out the vote.

Puerto Rico Statehood

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 11.04.2012 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rican voters will once again ponder the decades-old question over the island's political future when they go to the po...

'I Guess I Don't Get To Vote This Year': Americans Living Abroad Report Trouble With Ballots

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

With the election just three days away, the Off The Bus team has been hearing from a number of Americans living abroad who said they've run into probl...

State's Last Minute Move Could Trash Legal Votes

Think Progress | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

A last-minute directive issued by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted could invalidate legal provisional ballots. Ohio is widely viewed as the most cri...

Recount Roulette

Barbara Simons | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics
Barbara Simons

We risk an election meltdown worse than the Florida 2000 debacle when the presidential election came down to hanging chads and chaos. This time we are looking at another razor close result and perhaps another recount.

Time to Vote

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Barack Obama and Joe Biden have stood up for us. Now, it's time for us to stand up for them.

Democrats Leaving Mail Ballots on the Table

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Democrats are returning the mail ballots at a lower rate than Republicans, leading to wide disparities among the ballots that have been cast compared to the ballots that are still sitting on kitchen tables across the country.

Republican Arrested For Trying To Vote Twice

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

Roxanne Rubin, a registered Republican from Henderson, Nev., was arrested Friday on a felony charge of attempting to vote twice in the same election. ...

Obama Seems To Have Early Lead In Key States

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama heads toward Election Day with an apparent lead over Republican Mitt Romney among early voters in key states...

Things That Shouldn't Decide the Outcome (But Might)

Mike Edwards | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Edwards

Obama seems to have a lead in the Electoral College, although even that is less assured today than in was three weeks ago. It is increasingly likely that either the national vote total or the Electoral College be decided by a very small percentage of voters.

Share Your Voice in Our Future by Voting Tuesday

Benny Napoleon | Posted 11.02.2012 | Detroit
Benny Napoleon

The future of our nation, Michigan and Wayne County rests with you and other voters. Do not give up your right to vote! I encourage you to become familiar with your ballot by reviewing it online and deeply considering each candidate and issue.

My Vote for Your Future: A Letter to Larkin

Joan Fitz-Gerald | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joan Fitz-Gerald

The following is a letter to my granddaughter, Larkin, who was born last year. Maybe when you become a grandmother, your perspective on a lot of things changes. As I think about what kind of world my beautiful granddaughter will live in, it's hard to overstate how important this year's election really is.

Women! Want More? Vote More!

Kamala Lopez | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Kamala Lopez

Did you know that if simply the women registered to vote actually voted, the impact would be decisive? Studies show that the female vote, if exercised, would be a game changer.

Notes From an Overseas Voter

Corinne Purtill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Corinne Purtill

I know that voting absentee is technically the same as voting on Election Day. The US Postal Service insists that Sandy won't disrupt voting by mail. Even Obama voted early. Fine. But I still have a hard time believing that overseas votes aren't just shoved into a pile to be opened only in cases of electoral emergency.

Don't Waste Your Time Telling Employees How to Vote

Jeffrey Pfeffer | Posted 01.02.2013 | Small Business
Jeffrey Pfeffer

The last thing a company facing a difficult economy and competitive challenges needs is a CEO that uses communications channels with employees to introduce yet another distraction: politics.