Election Fun Facts

1. The United States is ranked 139th out of 172 countries in voter participation.
2. The first election to use a voting machine was in 1892.
3. American Astronauts on the International Space Station can vote from orbit using secure email.
4. North Korea holds an election every 5 years in which the ballot lists only 1 candidate.
5. There was an amendment proposed in 1916 in the U.S. Constitution that all acts of war should be put to a national vote, and every person that voted YES had to register for volunteer service in the Army.