Understanding the US Election Process

Electoral colleges, primaries, delegates, battleground states…..  In the last year, any and every news channel is discussing these topics. And yet, for many of us, we lack clarity on what these things really mean.  This seminar, with an excellent speaker, helpful handouts, and opportunities to ask questions will  definitely help you understand this complex system.

Political System PictureDate : Thursday, October 27, 9:00 to 11:30
Venue : Easter Seals Crossroads, Floor 5,
4740 Kingsway Drive, (just off Keystone Ave)
Indianapolis 46205

Coffee:     9:00 to 10;00 am
Seminar:  9:30 to 11:30 am

Speaker:   Lloyd T Wilson, Professor of Law, Indiana University Robert H McKinney School of Law
We are delighted to have Professor Wilson as our highly distinguished speaker.  He is the director of several initiatives focusing on law studies for foreign students and has won teaching excellence awards at Indiana University in the law and business schools.  He will lead us through the complexities of the US electoral system and welcomes all your questions – both simple and challenging.  His answers, which are given with warmth and clarity, will be engaging and illuminating for all of us.

*Please note our new location!  It’s off Keystone Ave (just south of Aldi’s) with lots of very easy parking

Topics Covered:

  • Outlining the system of government in the US at local, state and national levels
  • Why is the US election process so long?
  • Why does the process differ between states?
  • What are caucuses and primaries? What are delegates and superdelegates?
  • Does a convention matter?  Or is it just a show?
  • How does the Electoral College work? What are electors?
  • What is a battleground state?
  • How much of the process is done behind closed doors?
  • Exploring the two major parties – why aren’t there more?

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There is no charge for this seminar.

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