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  • Voter Turnout?

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    Voter turnout has been declining in the United States throughout history through the potential voters’ personal choice not to vote and ineligibility. According to research a large percentage of individuals are not voting because political parties fail to appeal to the voters and this leads to the voting population losing interest in the campaign, while others postpone registering and by the time they realize their delay the election is upon them. This downward trend of voter turnout can be traced

  • Presidential Elections and Voters

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    Presidential Elections and Voters In order for one to become president of the United States, he or she must gain the votes from the public. There are various ways of getting votes. Nominees go through months of campaigning to get the votes necessary to win the state. Some believe that the public makes the decision for president long before the campaigns even start, and others believe that the campaigns are necessary to gain votes for a president. A campaign in itself is not necessary to influence

  • Voter Voting

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    Voter turnout in the United States is lower than most of the world’s industrialized democracies because many people believe their vote wont make a difference. The political scientists believe that demographics also have an effect, which is for example older people tend to vote than youths. There are several reasons why older people vote the most are protect social security and Medicare, and many benefits of our government goes to older people. Less mobility is another reason why older people vote

  • Voter Turnout

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    turnout has marred previous presidential elections, 1996's voter turnout dipped below 50 percent for the first time in more than 30 years. It appears that the people's increasing cynicism about politicians that they lie to get elected and the perception that people have no respect or confidence in the two major political parties contributes to voter apathy and lower voter turnout. (CVD, 2004) Background There are many reasons why voter turnout varies among groups and over time in democracies

  • Medias Effect On Voters

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    In our lazy nation today, most of the American citizen cast their vote on what they see on the news. It is safe to say that the media primarily control peoples opinion on political issues. Unfortunately the worlds most developed nation don't have time to carefully pick their leaders in any level. While vast opportunity of research is available to the American citizen to carefully pick their candidates, they choose to go along with the with what the media tells them to do. It is the media that controls

  • Voter Identification Legislation

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    In the past decade, a total of 34 states have passed voter identification laws with the same guidelines from state to state. These laws require voters to show a proof of photo identification in order to be eligible to vote or receive a ballot at the voting polls. The initial purpose of the voter ID laws was to prevent voter fraud. However, the laws have made voting harder for some Americans, like minorities, women, students and elders by requiring a government issued photo ID. Many people assume

  • Voter Apathy

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    Voter Apathy Voter Apathy Imagine that you live in a country where a dictator or the state controls your every move. You can't speak your mind out of fear of being imprisoned—worse yet, executed for your political beliefs if they differ from those in power. Basically, you have no rights as a citizen. You desperately want to make changes, but you can't—you have no control. All control is in the hands of a tyrant or tyrannical state. As Americans, we don't have to worry about being

  • The Decrease in Voter Turnout

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    proportion of eligible voters who cast ballots shows that the rate was lower than in the past two presidential elections. Voter turnout decreased from 62.3 percent of eligible citizens voting in 2008 to an estimated 57.5 in 2012. The above calculation was also below the 60.4 percent in 2004 election, however above the 54.2 percent turnout in the 2000 election. Despite a rise of over eight million voters within the fitted population, turnout dropped from 131 million voters in 2008 to an estimated

  • Voters' Guide Project

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    The service project in our CSU foundations class was to create a voters’ guide for the student body to inform students potential voters of their choices for the upcoming election. It is important that the opinions of students in our country are heard by our lawmakers. The purpose of our voters’ guide was to provide easily accessible, unbiased information to students about election candidates which would in turn encourage students to voice their opinions by exercising their right to vote. When discussing

  • The Cause of Voter Apathy in Canada

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    What causes voter apathy? Why, in the most recent federal and provincial elections, did roughly 40% of eligible voters stay home? Perhaps candidate A, running for party A led by leader A, is not perceived as being significantly different from, or better than, candidate B, running for party B led by leader B. This lack of perceived difference between candidate-party-leader A and candidate-party-leader B, is not the only problem in an election. It is also impossible to vote directly on an issue