With today marking a huge moment in our nation’s history — did everyone get out and vote? — I have been frantically checking the polls and frantically trying to come up with some election day appropriate post that also still, somehow, fits into “effective communication.”
Then I found this video which explains the electoral process in plain English. Yes, a lot of you may understand this process completely, but some of you may not. Hey, it’s confusing. I was living in France right after the 2000 election and trying to explain clearly why the man who won the popular vote was not our next president — en Francais! — was tricky to say the least.
Covering individual voting, state influence, districts, and population, this video breaks it down in layman’s terms. Check it out for an effectively communicated description of the U.S. electoral process, because sometimes simple language is the best for detailing complex processes.