SECTION2 The History of Voting Rights Power left to the state The electorate is all of the people entitled to vote in a given election.
SECTION3 The History of Voting Rights Initially, limited to white male property owners. Today, voters are greater than 200 million people. most citizens 18 years of age can qualify to vote.
SECTION4 Basic Qualifications of voting cannot prevent people from voting due to sex, race No poll tax or literacy test Minimum of 18yrs of age to vote Most states have felony restrictions.
SECTION5 Universal Requirements for voting Citizenship Must be US citizenship in order to vote. Residence legal resident of a State to vote
SECTION6 Political Participation and Awareness in America Chapter 6, Section 2 3333 4444 1111
SECTION7 Nonvoters Millions of Americans do not vote when elections are held. Voter turnout significantly decreases when there is no presidential election. Old people vote, young people don’t
SECTION8 Why People Do Not Vote voting is in some way inconvenient, they do not believe that their vote will make a difference they distrust politics and political candidates.
Conclusions from the 2002 Elections Native citizens are more likely to register and vote than naturalized citizens Women are more likely to vote The peak age group for voting was between 65-74 years of age Married people are more likely to vote SECTION9
Continuing 2002 Election Conclusions People with more education, higher incomes and jobs are more likely to vote Homeowners and longtime residents are more likely to vote People in the Midwest are most likely to register and vote Most people vote in person instead of using absentee ballots SECTION10