Presentation on theme: "Chapter 6 Influences on the election process. Voter Participation Franchise/Suffrage – right to voteFranchise/Suffrage – right to vote Electorate – potential."— Presentation transcript:
Voter Participation Franchise/Suffrage – right to voteFranchise/Suffrage – right to vote Electorate – potential voting populationElectorate – potential voting population
Voter Qualifications Must live in the state in which you registered (time varies by state) Registered (all but ND) No constitutional declaration that aliens cannot vote (states) No more religious qualifications, property ownership, literacy tests, poll taxes, or discrimination (except 18)
15 th Amendment 1870-the right to vote cannot be denied to any citizen of the US because of race, color, or previous condition of servitude Passed but the gov’t paid little attention to the AA right to vote. Used violence, loss of job, credit, or literacy test
Civil Rights Act of 1957 Civil Rights Commission-to look into claims of voter discrimination 1960-federal voting referees to help people to vote in federal elections
Civil Rights Act of 1964 Cannot use any registration requirement to be unfair or discriminatory
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