The regulations vary by state. In most states, any government issued identification is adequate. Most people use a Driver's License. I use a passport at times. Living in a very small town, some people do not need to present any identification, as the election workers recognize their neighbors!Please, do you American have a kind of card to cast your ballot? Or can you vote with your ID only?
In federal terms, 1/3 of the Senate and the entire House of Representatives are up for election. This is the case every two years as senators serve 6-year terms on alternating schedules whereas reps serve 2-year terms. Lots of mayoral positions are up, I voted for the governor of California (not Arnold this time ), you can approve or disapprove of court appointments, vote for city councilmen and other local things like that, and then you can vote on measures that were put on the ballot to be decided by the people such as whether or not gay marriage should be legalized (this was not on the ballot in my state, I don't believe, but if it was, I voted for legalization). In California we get lots of road-related ballot measures in terms of how much we're going to spend on it, and lots of other stuff. You can read through the things I chose on here for Orange County, but specifically for Mission Viejo, Orange County, California, USA:Taking this a bit further, and seeking clarification of long-standing, half-understood affairs—> Just what positions are up for grabs this week in the US.
Is it really true that public offices are all electable - even that of dog-catcher?
If not all senate seats are up for grabs, is it never possible to throw out all the senate and elect a fresh lot?