Thinking Guide – Comparing Electoral Systems

What Do You Know?

  1. What are some similarities and differences between the US and Canada?
  2. What are you hearing about the US election?
  3. How do elections work in Canada and the US? What do you know, and what are your questions?


Use the Federal Elections Comparison Table and the Backgrounder to fill out the Federal Elections Observation Chart online. Then, answer the review questions.


  1. What do you think are some key differences between Canada and the US?
  2. What do you think are some key similarities?
  3. What are your reflections on Canada’s federal elections, now that you’ve compared them to those of the US?