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Elections and Voting
By Phyllis Naegeli

1     What topics are important to you? Do you worry about the environment? Do you think about safety at your school? Do you have health care? Leaders in our country decide what to do about these topics. But how do leaders get their jobs?
2     Most leaders in our government are elected. People who want to be leaders are called candidates. Candidates usually belong to a special group. In the United States, there are two major groups, Republican and Democrat. They each have ideas about the government. Most of the time, they don't agree with each other.
3     Candidates take part in campaigns. In a campaign, they talk about their ideas for government. Sometimes they make up slogans catchy phrases people remember. They give out buttons and bumper stickers. They make phone calls. They give speeches, shake hands, and kiss babies.

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