Posts tagged ‘Voting’

June 10, 2013

Revealing All


Spilling The Beans is related to the system of voting used in Ancient Greece, in which people cast black and white beans or stones as secret ballots. Tipping over the jar or basket used to collect votes would reveal the outcome early, hence the saying spilling the beans.


June 2, 2013

Every Vote Counts


Zachary Taylor voted for the first time when he was 62 years old. He wasn’t even able to vote during his own election. He served as a soldier who was relocated so often that he never established his legal residency until his retirement.