I have a few questions for you.
More than 2,000 men and women have served as Senators in the United States Senate, how many of them have been black?
Do you know what percentage of African Americans voted in the 2008 election?
Our nation’s election history is inspirational and remarkable. But today, we’re exploring some of the lesser-known facts from our more than 200-year history of elections and voting.
Test your knowledge of our electoral history. Take our This is My Vote Elections Quiz today:
We’ve compiled some interesting pieces of trivia about elections in America. Some answers are inspirational, others shocking, but all demonstrate the importance of exercising our right to cast a vote in every election.
We celebrate the electoral process because voting gives us a voice, and because generations of NAACP members and supporters have fought to allow those voices to be heard. Yet in recent months, we have seen aggressive attempts to silence our voices and suppress our votes.
So if you think you know what group of people got the right to vote when the 26th Amendment was passed, or the last time voter turnout for a Presidential election reached 60%, take our quiz and test your knowledge!
Senior Director, Voting Rights Initiative