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1 Today’s Agenda Any Announcements? Any Questions? Let's Review our Bellwork.... Now... Let’s Begin Today’s Lesson…..

2 Voter Qualifications Our Standards Today GC.30 Examine information in diverse formats and media to analyze trends in voter turnout and the causes and effects of reapportionment and redistricting. (P)

3 Our objectives today Our Performance Indicators Today TSW identify the universal requirements for voting in the United States. TSW explain the other requirements that States have used or still use as voting qualifications. Our Objectives All States have citizenship, residence, and age requirements for voting. Other voting qualifications differ from State to State. Some requirements, especially this that were used to disenfranchise certain groups, have been eliminated over time.

4 Universal Requirements Every State has three (3) requirements to vote: 1) Citizenship 2) Residence 3) Age

5 Citizenship Remember our previous lesson where various people were denied citizenship over the years? Can YOU name some of them? What was the major reason they were denied citizenship?

6 Residence – Voter Where You Live The main reasons for residence requirements is to keep a candidate or a party from 'importing' voters just to the election. How do YOU think that would work?

7 Residence Requirements in Tennessee Tennessee's Guidelines for Determining Residency

8 Remember the 26 th Amendment? The 15 th Amendment? 19 th Amendment? 26 th Amendment?

9 26 Amendment – 18 to Vote

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13 Remember some of the hurdles to voting over the years? Literacy tests. Poll Tax. Restrictions to the handicapped. (1990 ADA) Harassment

14 The National Voter Registration Act Of 1993 (Motor Voter Act) Congress enacted the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (also known as the "NVRA" and the "Motor Voter Act"), to enhance voting opportunities for every American. The Act has made it easier for all Americans to register to vote and to maintain their registration. The NVRA allows the Department of Justice to bring civil actions in federal court to enforce its requirements. In addition to whatever other methods of voter registration which States offer, the Act requires states to provide the opportunity to apply to register to vote for federal elections by three means: Section 5 of the Act requires states to provide individuals with the opportunity to register to vote at the same time that they apply for a driver's license or seek to renew a driver's license, and requires the State to forward the completed application to the appropriate state of local election official

15 Purging the Polls war-hero-targeted-in-gov-scotts-voter-purge

16 What did we learn today? Why is voter registration required? What is the Motor Voter law? Why do election commissions purge polls. Are there any sinister reasons? Partisan reasons? Do YOU think a voter should be required to pass a literacy test for the right to vote?

17 Voter Qualifications Our Standards Today GC.30 Examine information in diverse formats and media to analyze trends in voter turnout and the causes and effects of reapportionment and redistricting. (P)

18 Our objectives today Our Performance Indicators Today TSW identify the universal requirements for voting in the United States. TSW explain the other requirements that States have used or still use as voting qualifications. Our Objectives All States have citizenship, residence, and age requirements for voting. Other voting qualifications differ from State to State. Some requirements, especially this that were used to disenfranchise certain groups, have been eliminated over time.

19 Group Time.... Go to your groups in an orderly and timely manner. Anchors – You are your state's election commission chairman. Recorders – You are a legislator writing a law on your state's voting requirements. Captains – You are the governor of your state. Each State must develop their own voter registration laws and requirements. We will then share each state's laws and discuss and debate them.


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