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Chapter 6 Voting and Elections

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Voting and elections are at the heart and start of representative democracy. Going back to early human civilization, people have been electing leaders for thousands of years. Voting gives people a say in the management of society. Voting can be organized in a number of different ways, each of which alters the potential outcomes of elections.