Election HQ is your first stop to get informed on the election—you can watch presidential campaign ads, cast a vote in a gumball poll, explore the ins and outs of running for president, register to vote, create campaign buttons, and more.
Powered by cutting-edge ElectNext technology, the Election Central voting booths feature a series of issue-based questions that match visitors to the presidential candidate who best fits their political values.
Students can explore the Center’s main exhibition with this activity-packed guide, helping them explore the current election and learn about historic elections.
In this area of the main exhibition, learn about past presidential elections and presidents through trivia games, political cartoons, and one-of-a-kind artifacts.
Just in time for the 2012 election, this engaging, interactive lesson traces the history of the American presidency and features a special introduction by ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos—former adviser and communications director for President Bill Clinton. Join constitutional experts and the Center’s education staff to explore why it was important for our young nation to have an executive branch, and why nevertheless some people were worried about giving it too much power. We’ll also take a trip to a very special location in America’s presidential history. We’ll be hailing to the chief as we ring in the Constitution’s 225th Anniversary!
Follow live election coverage on Constitution Daily: blog.constitutioncenter.org
Find your polling place: rockthevote.com/election-center/polling-place
Philly Voters Guide: c3.thevoterguide.org/v/philly12/
Create your own stump speech: Write a six-word sentence that you would use if you were campaigning to be president and that expresses your views on the issues.
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Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
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