Different States, Different Voting Systems

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A woman places her purse at her feet as she prepares to vote at a polling place, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in Silver Spring, Md. Former NAACP President Ben Jealous and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker lead a crowded Democratic gubernatorial primary field to win a nomination to face popular Republican Gov. Larry Hogan in the fall. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Some states have caucuses. Others have primaries. Some allow election day registration; others forbid it. Some states have done away with physical polling places altogether in favor of mail-in voting. A look at the hodgepodge U.S. voting system and what it means for democracy.

Episode Credits

  • Carrie Kaufman Host
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Barry Burden Guest