Election Day History - by Kate Kelly
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ELECTION DAY: An American Holiday, An American History

Voting is a hard-won privilege in our country. It was originally enjoyed only by white, male landowners. Today it is a right and responsibility for all American citizens over the age of 18.

This site is dedicated to celebrating the fun and traditions of American presidential election days, while also noting the deep significance involved in participating in the democratic process. In casting our ballots, we help decide what kind of country we are going to be. 

You will find some fun stories about election days when parades and celebrations marked the day. You’ll also find stories of vote-rigging and ballot abuse that will remind you that political trickery is nothing new.

Speaker and historian Kate Kelly has written Election Day: An American Holiday, An American History and frequently speaks on the history of the ballot box and the traditions of election day.

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   © 2008 Kate Kelly