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Warm-up Get a Quick Check Assessment from the teacher and begin answering the questions on your own. Remember to : 1) put your name on the paper and 2) answer the questions without notes and without the help of another student. Have your homework out ready to be checked! If your class has already completed the Assessment, ask for the Voter registration form instead.
Homework Check A. Recruit and nominate candidates B. Educate the electorate about campaign issues C. Help candidates win elections D. Monitor the actions of officeholders _____ 1. The Democratic Party holds its convention in Dallas, Texas. _____ 2. At a news conference, the Democrats in the Senate say that the tax program proposed by the Republicans will hurt the poor. _____ 3. The Democratic candidate of governor meets with people throughout the state to discuss plans for reducing pollution. _____ 4. On Election Day, Maria and Jan call people and remind them to vote for the Republican candidate. _____ 5. Members of Congress send newsletters explaining the important events and asking the people’s opinions on issues. _____ 6. Republican volunteers register voters at the local shopping center. _____ 7. Archy Hughes was chosen to be the e party’s candidate for president. _____ 8. Miguel and Cindy volunteer to go to every house in the neighborhood to hand out information about the party candidates. _____ 9. Party members hold a fundraiser dinner. _____ 10. The Democrats report the misuse of election funds by the Republicans to Congress.
After watching this short video, explain how the candidate has : 1. appealed to both conservative and liberal views 2. appealed to the political center or moderates http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YOh- rpvjYg&feature=related
Daily Objectives Daily Vocab 1. Describe how voters in Virginia can register to vote. 2. Explain factors that determine voter registration and turnout. Apathy Electorate Ballot Polling Place
Preview (or Warm-up) 1) Read the Virginia Voter Registration Application Form. 2) As you read, highlight any qualifications you see in order to vote. 3) Complete the application to the best of your ability and knowledge.
Let’s begin our lesson on Voting… Fold your note sheet like a brochure. The front should be this… VOTING IN VIRGINIA Your Vote Counts! VOTING IS A BASIC RESPONSIBILITY OF CITIZENSHIP Voting Commercial- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHaWHlJdUoI&feature=relmfu http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHaWHlJdUoI&feature=relmfu
Complete the notes on the brochure (Honors Only) Using the information from the voter registration form and the textbook pages 236-240, complete as much of the information of the brochure as you can. We will go over the rest as a class.
Frequently asked questions about voting in Virginia Voter Registration is required before a citizen may vote. Only citizens who register may participate in primary and general elections.
Example of Primaries
What are the qualifications to register to vote in Virginia? Must be a citizen of the United States Must be a resident of Virginia and precinct Must be 18 by the General Election Day
To be eligible to vote means that you are part of the electorate.
How do I register to vote in Virginia? Registrar’s office By mail application DMV(Division of Motor Vehicles)
Remember to register on time! Registration is closed 22 days before elections
Question Why do you think people have the option of registering and voting by mail application?
Once you are registered, you may vote on General Election Day which is always… The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Go to your official Polling place on that day to cast your ballot and VOTE EVERY VOTE COUNTS
Brainstorm If the process is so simple, why doesn’t everyone vote? Failure to vote
Some factors that may predict which citizens will vote 1. Age 2. Education 3. Income Generally, the more you have if each, the more likely you are to vote.
Reasons why citizen fail to vote 1. Lack of interest= apathy 2. Failure to register
The percentage of voters who participate in presidential elections is usually greater than the percentage in state and local elections.
ODDS AND ENDS REVIEW Who is most likely to vote? How many days before the election must a person register? http://www.votesmart.org/ http://www.rockt hevote.org/
Remainder of class time 1. Present your project for extra credit (however, if your project is not electronic, Mrs. McMichael still has it – at home) 2. Work with a group to create a 3 rd party and decorate a T-shirt HOMEWORK There is a quiz next class. A study guide is available on Mrs. McMichael’s website.