Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: The Role of the Federal Government in Elections

The Role of the Federal Government in Elections

New America Foundation political reform project senior fellow Lee Drutman talked the federal government's role in elections. He also discussed his proposal to create an agency to oversee elections in the United States.

Description

New America Foundation political reform project senior fellow Lee Drutman talked the federal government's role in elections. He also discussed his proposal to create an agency to oversee elections in the United States.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Explain how elections operate in the United States.
  • How can voting rules differ around the United States for federal elections?
  • According to Lee Drutman, what are some of the problems with America’s elections?
  • What does the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) do? What are limitations to the EAC?
  • How is oversight of elections a “patchwork” of federal agencies? What are examples of this?
  • What are limitations in the way that elections are structured in the United States?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Campaign Finance
    • Department Of Justice
    • Election Assistance Commission
    • Federal Election Commission
    • Federal Oversight
    • Federalism
    • Gerrymandered
    • Help America Vote Act
    • Jurisdictions
    • Voter Registration
    • Voter Suppression

    Topics

    Bureaucracy & RegulationCampaigns & ElectionsFederalism and State Issues

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity