Lesson 3: Becoming a Voter

Who is eligible to vote in your state? Class members examine their states' voting qualifications, complete sample voter registration forms, and chart the elections scheduled.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • For the most current information about voting laws, both expansive and restrictive, visit the Brennan Center for Justice, at http://www.brennancenter.org/analysis/voting-laws-roundup-2014
  • Ask class members to consider the purpose behind their state's voters requirements
Classroom Considerations

  • The third in a series of six lessons about active citizenship
  • The lessons are designed to be used in order and build on previous learning
  • The lesson requires extensive preparation including obtaining the voter registration forms, the voter information guides, and the state's requirements
Pros

  • Links to the secretary of state's website are provided
Cons

  • None
Common Core