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What Issues Did The Candidates Miss?

Voters have been bombarded by political ads, but some topics have gotten very little attention this election season. Host Michel Martin speaks with a panel of journalists about some of this election's hidden issues. She speaks with NPR's Marilyn Geewax, Jennifer Ludden, and David Schaper, as well as The Washington Post's Melinda Henneberger.

Will Hidden Issues Make The Agenda Next Term?

Host Michel Martin continues the conversation about the big issues missing on the campaign trail. Issues like crime, caregiving, poverty and climate change might affect millions of people, but they may not win a lot of votes. Martin speaks with a panel of journalists about whether these issues will enter the conversation over the next four years.

Presidential Campaigns Need Volunteers To Succeed

The campaigns of President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney have counted on an army of volunteers who have, among other things, knocked on doors, made phone calls and staffed booths at county fairs and parades in every state in the country.

Florida's Early Voting Outcome Differs From 2008

Florida's Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation this year that cut back the number of early voting days. In 2008, a big early Democratic turnout helped Barack Obama carry the state. With reduced early voting days, Democrats enter Election Day with a smaller lead over Republicans in Florida than four years ago.

Presidential Vote May Outshine State Ballot Initiatives

Along with voting for the next president, people across the country are deciding on a long list of state ballot initiatives. The issues range from same-sex marriage to marijuana regulation and taxation. Steve Inskeep talks to Josh Goodman, a staff writer for the Pew Center on the States, about some of the state issues getting the most attention.

Obama Spends Election Day In Chicago

President Obama is spending Election Day at his home in Chicago, having wrapped up the election campaign with a rally in Iowa Monday night. Tuesday's plans call for some TV and radio interviews and maybe a game of basketball with some friends.

Sandy Likely To Affect New York Voter Turnout

On this Election Day, people in New York are casting their ballots even though many still don't have power — or even homes to return to. Some polling stations are struggling to get reliable power.

Voting In Your Swim Trunks: Why Not?

There are many diverse ways to vote around the world; see a gallery of just a few.
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D.C. Residents Face Three Charter Amendments On Ballot

Due to last year's ethics overhaul in the District, D.C. voters face three charter amendments on this year's ballot.


Voting Queue Etiquette: Hey, Buddy, That's Out Of Line!

On or around Election Day, millions of Americans will show up at their polling places and settle in for what could be a long wait in line to cast their ballots. So how do you respond if the person behind you decides it's the perfect time to loudly express his political opinion? A look at what some voters say is OK and what's not at the polls.