Democracy and the Mexican & U.S. Electoral System


Monday, April 16, 2018 | 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. | Lathrop Gage

Networking reception with refreshments 5:30 - 6:30 | Program 6:30 - 8:00

$25 (General Admission) | $15 (IRC Members) 

2018 will be a significant election year for both Mexico and the United States. Mexico will have the largest and most complex election in its history this year; more than 3,000 public offices are in dispute. In the United States' midterm elections, the full House of Representatives, 34 of 100 Senate seats, and 39 state and territorial governorships will be contested. 

This program will offer insight into the workings of the Mexican and U.S. electoral systems from two experts - Head Consul Alfonso Navarro of the Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City and University of Central Missouri Associate Professor Robynn Kuhlmann. Their presentations will show how each country's electoral system is an essential arm of its deeply held democratic values while also highlighting key similarities and differences between the systems. Audience questions will be encouraged in the Q&A session that will end the evening. 

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