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    U.S. Voter Participation

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    U.S. Voter Participation In a pluralist country such as America, there are numerous opinions over what society's goals should be, and the best method of achieving them. In theory, every American citizen has an equal say in the political affairs of this county. By participating in politics, people air their voices and thereby contribute to nation through representatives, hence the term representative democracy. It may seem to be beyond argument that political participation is a key objective

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    America Needs Greater Voter Participation

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    America Needs Greater Voter Participation We may live in a country that encourages voting in political elections, yet the level of voter turnout in America is relatively small and continues to decline. Compared to other countries with democratic governments, the United States falls very near the bottom of the list with its percentage of voter participation. One explanation for this disturbing phenomenon states that the American system requires more effort from voters, asking them to participate

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    Voter Participation in the United States

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    citizens are allowed to vote for their representatives, especially the President. Nevertheless, the amount of citizens that actually vote in nationwide elections has decreased noticeably over the years. Voter participation and turnout has been declining in the United States throughout history. Voter turnout, the percentage of eligible individuals who actually vote (Ginsberg), to this day is lower than it was in the 1900’s. Since 1912, presidential elections have only had about 50 to 65 percent of Americans

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    ethnicity influence voter participation in presidential elections? One may ask why is this important, and how does it affect me? Simple, president elections determine the outcome of the country and how good citizens live their day to day lives. Understanding the basics variable that determine how much or how little one participates in elections is crucial to understanding election outcomes. This paper will discuss the impact that income and ethnicity have on voter’s participation, and discuss theories

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    Voters of past and present have continuously remained bombarded by influences instigated by various dynamics that psychologically establish the mindset of a voter to poll for a specific candidate over the opponent candidate. These psychological dynamics are developed to increase turnouts and enhance the image of each candidate. There are debates and disputes within the political science community as to what factors cause the greatest impact in a voter’s mind; however, these superb minds have established

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    views of world events, and encourage more political awareness. Going to the polls could be a thing of the past. A click of the mouse could instantly register your vote. Furthermore, nationwide results could be instantly tabulated, to increase voter participation and decrease costs. The main argument against on-line voting is security. The national computer system could be hacked into, but this problem could be rectified with a secure computer system like that used by the Department of Defense. Another

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    a general cynicism of the American political process. This disdain for politics is further perpetuated by a lack of voter education and a needlessly archaic voting procedure that creates barriers to voting where they need not exist. While many of these existing problems can be rectified with relative ease through the implementation of programs such as Internet voting and better voter education, such programs create only a partial solution. It will take great strides to create a system in which

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    Explain the low turnout in U.S. elections.

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    American voters apathetic to indifferent to downright lazy. I disagree that the 50% (in recent elections) of voters that fail to turnout to vote are lazy and that they have just reason not too. I will also show that the problem lies within the system itself in that the institutional arrangements, electoral and governmental, do not create an environment that is conducive to mass participation. I will address these main issues and several others that have an effect on voter participation. In doing

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    into his or her own hands,' but rather that each citizen has the responsibility to actively participate in this large-scale experiment known as American Democracy. Therefore, the problem of declining voter participation is a serious one indeed. Several reasons for this enigmatic conundrum of voter apathy have become apparent in recent years. In many presidential elections, numerous Americans have found themselves compromising their views and voting not for the candidate with whom they resonate

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    the program itself” (Smith 7). So viewership is deemed as harmless and acceptable to witness a drunken tirade or heated argument because the producers are seen as the ones controlling the fate of the constants, not themselves. In relation, voter participation is used to lure the audience into participating in the selection of their favorite winners and transition “from a more passive position as viewers to a more active role through which can effect the outcomes of narratives”(Andrejevic 11). Dedicated

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