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The Issue Of Voting And Voting

- INTRODUCION: It has long been suspected that the order in which candidates’ names are placed on a ballot somehow influences the decision-making process of voters. Theories of ballot position have suggested, variously, that candidates benefit from being placed first on the ballot, due to a ‘primacy effect,’ or last on the ballot, due to a ‘recency effect’. However, the evidences provided were sometimes incomplete or contradictory. With regards to positioning of names, the twist in the British context is that with multimember ward elections under first past the post in many parts of the country, the impact isn’t just on choice between parties (Party A candidate at top of the ballot paper does...   [tags: Elections, Voting, Election, Voting system]

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Voting And Voting

- ... Supposldy all the leaking of informaion and recordings happened under the presidents nose, events such as these lead to voter mistrust.To add the idea of mistrust , somes citizens believe that their vote in end does not matter . Voting in the United states has declined siginfcantly , in comparsion to the voter turn out of 53.1 percent in 1984 to 36.63 percent in 2014 (National Voter Turnout In Federal Elections).For example in the presidental election when citizens vote they do not vote directly for the president.On election day citizens hand their vote to a group of electors, appointed by the political parties who choose the president on the citizens behalf.Although electors receive...   [tags: Election, Voter turnout, Voting, Democracy]

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Voting : The Process Of Voting

- The Process of Voting The right to vote is one of the key freedoms in America and the foundation of our government. The process of voting starts before the first ballot is cast. Voting is an important process in our society and works best when voters meet the proper requirements, are rightfully informed and making it more restrictive can prevent voters who are uninformed. The results of voting when carried out like it was written, it gives power to the people or citizens, it preventing tensions because of partisan administrations....   [tags: Elections, Voting, Democracy]

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Voting And Voting At The United States

- ... Some believe that if the turnout rate increases, then the cost can be justifiable. (Giammo, J., & Brox, B., 2010) Whether it be labor unions, political parties, the Chamber of Commerce, candidates and their volunteers recruit others to their cause in order to win an election. Getting out the vote movements seems to increase the turnout rate. Some people who are not likely to vote unless they get the push will be more likely to vote in this scenario. American federalism gives the electorate a lot of opportunities to cast their ballots....   [tags: Elections, Election, Oregon, Voting system]

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Voting For The Youth Of Voting

- When a person turns 18, they are considered a young adult: a student as well as a member of the next generation. Being that this is true, it is essential for young people to remember to register and practice their right to vote. Although the process of voting can be seen as complicated to new voters, this should not keep the youth from voting. It is important to address the lack of youth voters because we as youth are the future generation and should have representation when it comes to laws that affect them....   [tags: Election, Elections, Voter turnout, Voting]

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The Vote Voting : Retrospective Voting

- In the midterm elections, the republications got a hold of majority in the senate and have more seats in the House. All of the representatives of the House face elections every two years. Senators face election every six years, and only one third of them are elected in each given election year. In the 2014 Midterm elections, there were many factors that pushed the winning votes like part ideology, demographics, region, and so on. One of the most important factors of the winning of the Republicans was retrospective voting....   [tags: Election, Voting, Elections, Voter turnout]

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The Voting Wars By Richard Hasen

- In his book, The Voting Wars, Richard Hasen argues that parties involved in election reform issues generally fall into one of two groups: one focused on removing any potential fraudulent votes, and the other focused on expanding voter access so as to not exclude any potential votes. Hasen works to show that most election litigation stems from this dichotomy. With the former camp is usually occupied by conservatives and the latter by progressives (though it really depends on who is winning), Hasen seems to think that the problem is this partisanship in general, and even though statistically he seems to place more blame on Republicans since 2000, Democrats are not spared his accusations....   [tags: Elections, Election, Voting, Voting system]

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The Case for Mandatory Voting in Canada

- Since the turn of the twenty first century, in Canada voter turnout has made a significant and consecutive decline. In the last five federal elections on average only sixty-one per cent of eligible voters voted. If each eligible citizen voted in an election the government would be on par with the primary interests of the people. The easiest way to achieve this objective is by implementing a compulsory voting system. Mandatory voting systems are appealing because all citizens are affected by decisions made by the government, so it makes sense to have all those affected apart of the election process....   [tags: Canada Needs Compulsory Voting]

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The Issue Of Voting Of The United States

- The issue of voting in the United States of America has been hotly contested since the birth of this country. The question here, however, differs from the classic one—mentioned by Evelyn Nakano Glenn—of who is guaranteed the right to vote (Nakano Glenn 26). In this essay, I will argue that a mandated vote would have a detrimental impact on the United States and the citizenship therein. The crux of this issue is mainly that of constitutionality. The Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution states that “[no State shall deprive any person] of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protectio...   [tags: Election, Elections, Democracy, Voting]

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Is Voting A Right Or A Duty?

- Only around fifty to sixty percent of registered voters actually go to the polls. This is a problem that the United States has been facing. Because of these low turnouts, some people say that voting should be made compulsory. Compulsory, as defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is, “required by a law or rule”. Voting should not be made compulsory because voting is a right, not a duty; there are alternatives that tackle the real causes of voter disengagement; and persuasion is more effective than coercion....   [tags: Democracy, Election, Voting, Elections]

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Voting For Young Adults : Is Voting Just For The Old?

- ... Young and old alike were reading newspaper and not only in the US but also in other similar European democracies. Studies show that in 1957 ,76% of Americans were reading newspapers .At this time during the 1960 election reading for young adults political awareness numbers were at its all time high, 18-29 demographic 84%, even out reading the elders by 10% ,65 and + 74% . But in the table below you see the numbers dwindling making elders the most politically aware and the 18-29 not reading as much as they use to....   [tags: Democracy, Voting, Young adult, Law]

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Voting : The Importance Is Real

- ... After two consecutive terms serving as president he proves that even when the candidate is not the front runner, if enough people employ their right to vote they can turn the tide of an election. Furthermore, the 2008 election was not a unique year in our countries history. Year after year polls, media, and supporters rarely predict the winner of the presidential election. A candidate could be a strong first in the public 's opinion and lose miserably by the end of the election. This is why every vote is so important, even if your vote happens to be for the underdog....   [tags: Voting, Elections, Election, Democracy]

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Political Education And The Act Of Voting

- ... Wages could get affected along with the number of jobs available to be worked. Big and small businesses need certain candidates to grab a position in government to help them in some way. The government is so important, that if there were to be a government shutdown, all government programs would be put on hold, along with over 200 thousand workers that would get laid off. This sounds like it would never happen, but it almost did in 2014 when congress tried to stall the affordable health care act....   [tags: Democracy, Voting, United States]

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Compulsory Voting Should Be Mandatory

- Compulsory Voting Should be Mandatory in Canada Compulsory voting is the legal requirement of electors to vote in elections. This is also sometimes referred to as mandatory voting. This can be required based on electoral law or national constitution, and it may or may not be enforced. This paper will argue that compulsory voting should be part of the Elections Act and enforced in order to prevent low voter turnout and maintain the robust principles of liberal democratic institutions founded on representing the various views across this country....   [tags: Election, Elections, Democracy, Voting]

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Voting Of A Third Party

- When was the last time you voted in favor of a third party. Also, when you did, you most likely trusted that when voting in favor of an third party that you were discarding your vote, or that your vote went unaccounted for. This is not an unusual feeling. In the United States, voting in favor of an third party is frequently combined with separating from the political procedure. With a two party framework, there is an absence of trust that a third party can ascend to the greatness of the two existing parties....   [tags: Voting, Democracy, Elections]

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The Rights Of The Voting Rights

- In order to completely understand how far society has come and the amount of work that still must be done, in regards to being able to exercise our voting rights, we must first understand some of the voting barriers that minorities had to face in the past. It was not until 1870 that the 15th amendment was passed, declaring it unconstitutional for an individual to be denied the right to vote based on their color, race or previous condition of servitude. However, the 15th amendment only applied to male individuals, it did not guarantee the right for women to vote....   [tags: Elections, Voting system, Democracy, Election]

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Voting : The Importance Is Real

- Voting: The Importance is Real Election time is here, a chance for every American to go out and vote for the candidate that best suits their own interests The candidate they think is going to go to Washington and make the changes they want to see. However, election time is rarely a time anyone looks forward to; with all of the annoying ads, the pressure from family and friends to vote in a specific way, and getting registered on top of it all....   [tags: Voting, Election, Elections, Barack Obama]

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The Voting Age Should Be Legal

- ... However, they do not know what is the difference between the deficit and the debt. Many students might even think that the Civil War happened in the 18th century, and that the Revolution happened in the 1800s. A college student might not be able to summarize five amendments in the Bill of Rights, or name five presidents between Lincoln and Roosevelt. For instance, people over twenty-one might have more experienced in paying taxes. In other words, college students are not educated enough about political views....   [tags: Democracy, Voting, Education, United States]

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Implementing Compulsory Voting in Canada

- A compulsory voting system similar to the one used in Australia is not a system Canada should implement. Compulsory voting in the context of a democratic society can be a misleading term (Lever, 2010). Canada practices the secret ballot process in voting, and so it is impossible to verify if someone has cast a legally valid ballot. If countries have a singular goal of simply increasing voter turnout, compulsory voting could remedy this problem and it should be more accurately defined as being compulsory voter turnout (Lever, 2010)....   [tags: voting system, democracy, turnout, legitimacy]

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Voting For The Nation 's Future

- ... An average amount in how many people vote today is around half. As stated on the governmental election website, “in 2012 -a Presidential election- was 61.8 percent while the national voting rate in 2010 -a Congressional election- was 45.5 percent” (“Voting and Registration”, Census). With all voting we could double our chances in a greater leader and a greater future. What can happen with the vote’s matters but why. As days pass on, we the people find ourselves making decision of who our leaders should be, but why does it matter....   [tags: Democracy, Voting, Election, Voter turnout]

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The Debate On Voting Age

- Although many aspects are taken into account to form a political system and create outcomes that will improve the strength of a nation, none are more controversial than the debate on voting age and if modifications should be made. Minimum voting age can be argued as the most effective way to ensure a sufficiently adroit electorate. However even if voting was lowered to a particular age, this would not affect the outcome of voter turn-out, considering the many other age groups choosing not to vote, or even non-resident/citizens being restricted to this opportunity for that matter....   [tags: Election, Voter turnout, Elections, Voting]

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Voting And Vote For Vote

- ... 03 May 2016)). States such as Washington and Oregon have begun a mail-in ballot system to help combat this problem, but the vast majority of states have yet to find a solution to this problem - leaving lower class people 's voices unheard. It seems that only the upper class (people who have enough money to take time off of work) can take the time to go vote. There is a lot of barriers stacked up against lower class people when it comes to voting, however, there several solutions states could adopt to help make it easier for everyone(such as making voting day a national holiday or adopting the mail-in ballot system)....   [tags: United States, Voting, Democracy, Election]

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Future Perfect: Mandatory Voting

- The United States, a machine, ran by the representatives we put into power to reign over our lands. We are blessed to have, in this great country, the right to vote; which maybe the most crucial right to an U.S. citizen. Voting expresses the voice of the people; yet voter turnout has been in record lows in the twenty-first century. So what do representatives have to base their actions with. Now the question lies, who is really being represented, the masses or a collected few. Who are we to blame the people we put into power if it is us who aren’t doing our job, but there is a solution this this grave problem....   [tags: low turn out at the voting tables]

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Mandatory Voting For Canada 's Democracy

- Since the 1890s, Canada’s voter turn-out has declined steadily, however, the decline in voter turn-out in the last several elections is one of great concern to Canada’s democracy. As a result, mandatory voting has gained the attention of many political scientists and political analysts. While there are good reasons to worry about Canadians’ diminishing voter turn-out, it is also fair to say that mandatory voting will not prove beneficial to the future of Canada’s democracy. Although mandatory voting will increase the voter turn-out, it will not create an informed voter base and neither raise a more politically knowledgeable society....   [tags: Elections, Election, Democracy, Voting]

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The Initiative Voting System Should Not Be Abolished

- ... “Sometimes the Legislature is prevented from changing a law that has been passed by a vote of the people. In that case, the Legislature can submit a proposed change in the law to a vote of the people. This is a legislative initiative.” (League of Women Voters n.d) California’s great Initiative voting should not be abolished because it is one thing that truely enhances citizens quality of life. “From this perspective, participation is not only seen as more genuinely and truly democratic than representation—an interpretation that Madison would himself emphatic- cally endorse—but participation is seen as a good in and of itself, given its potential transformative effects on individuals,”...   [tags: Democracy, Voting, Initiative, Elections]

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Voting System And How Australia 's Electoral System

- ... The Canadian federal election in 2015 helps to show the disadvantages in FPTP system. “Canada’s FPTP system is able to take the majority of seats without winning a majority of voters” (CBC, 2015). In the 2015 federal election, Justin Trudeau and Liberals won the election and the ratio of the votes they got was 39.5 per cent, however they took 184 seats which are 54.4 per cent of the total of 338 seats. This result is clearly not fair for the conservative party who got the second most votes. They got 31.3 per cent of votes and they received 99 seats....   [tags: Voting system, Elections, Election, Voting]

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The Issue Of Online Voting

- ... In conclusion Dunham goes into possible reasons why some states do better than others in the voter 's participation arena. Two of these states are Washington and Oregon, both of which have extensive mail-in ballot programs. Oregon is an exclusively mail in ballot state and continually tops others in voter turnout with their easy voting method. Implicating by example, the need for greater accessibility to voters. For obvious reasons our procedures for counting the ballots and certifying results comes under scrutiny for increased accountability and efficiency....   [tags: Election, Elections, Voting system, Voter turnout]

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Voting Turnout Proposal

- The Chartist movement (a working class political movement) in 1840 believed “People had no one else but themselves to blame for the actions of their politicians” (Nash). What Mr. Nash and the chartist movement believe couldn’t be more on the spot. This country has gotten to the point where people find it hard to walk down their street to the elementary school where the voting polls are, and take a few minutes to cast a vote. A vote that millions of people around the world wish they were able to have them selves....   [tags: US voting system, decrease in voting presence]

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Why Voting Is The Last Election Because

- I Did/Did Not Vote in the Last Election Because: I did vote in the last election because of several different reasons. First, I believe voting gives me (and most of the population of the United States who are eligible to vote) a voice on what I believe in with officials I feel reflect my views on many different topics, such as education and health care (as well as many others). Furthermore, I voted because I want to contribute to making a change for the better for America, either if I was dissatisfied with the state of the country, or showing support in favor for a political party....   [tags: United States, Election, Voting, Democracy]

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Against Compulsory Voting Is The Lifeboat Theory

- ... A huge issue with forcing citizens to vote is that a majority of those who did not before due to lack of political interest will not take the time to educate themselves on the issues. Large percentages of random voting or voting without personal conviction will not benefit our country. The large majority of those who do not vote are those without an interest in politics. While their will deserves to be reflected politically, making their vote compulsory is not the way to do it. The odds of this person, who knows little to none about politics, choosing to take the time to learn about the candidates and make a decision that reflects them personally as well as their social or economic gro...   [tags: Elections, Voting, Voter turnout, Election]

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Should The Voting Booth Be The Next Generation?

- ... Within the next couple years, getting a job, owning or renting your own housing, getting married, starting a family, paying for health care, or building a business are all in the amidst of our generations future. But with the rising increase in education dollars we are not going to have enough money to do so. According to the US News, the average amount of student loan debt is creeping up, and is approaching $30,000 and can rise to $71,000 (Bidwell, 2014). For many that are paying for every penny for a higher education this should be irritating and voting and can help put a stop to this....   [tags: Democracy, Voting, Voter turnout, Elections]

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The First Past Post Voting System

- ... In a country with 5 parties it is possible to become the party in power with only 21% of the national vote. This means 79% of the population did not vote for that party yet they still win the election. In Canada there have been 18 elections since 1958 and only once has It occurred that a party obtained a majority of the popular vote. In the most recent election the Liberal Party obtained 184 seats with 39.5% of the total vote while the Conservative Party received 99 seats with 31.9% of the popular vote....   [tags: Elections, Election, Plurality voting system]

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The Current Voting Procedure Is Its Time Consuming Nature

- Time Constraints A frequently mentioned complaint about the current voting procedure is its time-consuming nature . The average vote takes 15 minutes. For some members, they will need all of the eight minutes to get from their office to the lobbies. This will then lure them away from their office, for far more than the 15 minutes it takes for their vote to be recorded. Margot James expressed her problems with voting . Her office was in Norman Shaw North and she could not guarantee that she would reach the lobbies in the eight minutes....   [tags: Voting, House of Lords]

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Should The Voting Age Too Young For People?

- ... One also has to think about what is really on someones mind at that time in life: Prom, high school, friends, and grades. They are not worried about voting of making decisions for our country. Even if they were, consider the maturity level of 16-17 year olds. If 16 year olds are not mature enough to consume alcohol or use tobacco, then voting isn 't any different (Debono). To me, lowering the voting age to 16 is absurd. Teens lack real world experience. At 16 years old, people are just beginning to understand how the government works and how their decisions will affect the nation over time....   [tags: Democracy, Voting, Voter turnout]

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Is Voting For Young People By Martin P. Wattenberg

- ... Another connection Wattenberg ties to the youth in America is the issue that adolescents fail to show interest when it comes to political engagements in society. Looking at numerous surveys it 's become evident that Young people tend to favor entertainment news rather than political or current issues facing society. Wattenberg goes into detail describing how a generation gap could be the reason for lack of political interest. When looking into the past most people were not given the option when it came to watching an entertainment show or watching the upcoming political debate....   [tags: Elections, Election, Voting, Newspaper]

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The Effects Of Mandatory Voting Laws On The United States

- ... As the case may be, hopefully the benefits could enlighten the fundamental truth that serves as the foundation for Canada 's spectacular opulence. A perfect exemplification as to why mandatory voting laws in Canada should be executed can certainly be compared to following legislation and Canadian citizenship responsibilities, which has entrenches Canada 's judicial system to operate to quite a high degree; hence protecting the personal safety of individuals. As stated by Harb (Canadian Parliamentary Review, 2005), "Paying taxes, reporting for jury duty, wearing a seat belt or attending school until the age of 16....   [tags: Democracy, Election, Voting, Voter turnout]

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Branded : Should Former Offenders ' Voting Rights Be Restored?

- Branded: Should Ex-offenders’ voting rights be restored. Buddhist philosopher and educator, Daisaku Ikeda, remarked that mistakes will always be made, for as long as there are humans. In this regard, no individual or group can be excluded from committing a fault or considered unredeemable for a wrong deed due to the fact that it is human nature. Murder, robbery, rape, and drug-dealing are all crimes punishable by law and result in the loss of freedom. However, once an ex-offender has completed their sentence and must re-integrate into society, the inevitable hardship of being rejected and branded for a fault committed in the past is overwhelming....   [tags: United States, Democracy, Law, Voting]

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Voting System And Its Effect On The Government System

- ... Said process would continue until the point where a majority government would form. This leads into a second point, with a majority government there cannot be a minority government, it is one or the other. It prevents a corrupt party so that, even with receiving the most votes towards it, it cannot become the governing power in a given government. Minority government cannot be formed because the basis of a preferential voting system is in full opposition against it, ruling that a vote resulting in a minority government would be redone....   [tags: Elections, Election, Plurality voting system]

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Proportional Representation Voting Should Be Enforced in Democratic States

- The concept of representation in a political state that embraces a democratic system is determined by its capability to include a plurality of views when creating legislation. Election systems in a democratic government should, thus, aid and enforce the proportional representation of most politically active members of the state. As depicted by the International Institute for Democracy and Election Assistance (IDEA), “The purpose of an election is to translate the freely expressed political will of the people into a workable representative institution […] a government (i) must accurately represent the population and (ii) must be able to govern effectively.”(IDEA) These premises of a democrati...   [tags: Proportional Representation, Voting, Democracy, US]

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Voting Is The Most Important Things That People Should Do

- ... I like to consider myself knowledgeable about political issues. I try to do as much research I can about current political issues and especially local issues because they could end up having a direct impact on my life. For my survey, I asked fellow YSU student’s questions. Out of the 20 people that I interviewed, there were only 3 of them that were not registered to vote, 1 being a woman and 2 being men. For those registered, I found that only 2 women did not vote. The one did not vote because she said that she never really takes her time to look into what issues or candidates she would vote on....   [tags: Elections, Election, Voter turnout, Voting]

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Why Voting Is Very Much On The Mind Of The Individual

- ... States such as Washington and Oregon have begun a mail-in ballot system to help combat this problem, but the vast majority of states have yet to find a solution to this problem - leaving lower class people 's voices unheard. It seems that only the upper class (people who have enough money to take time off of work) can take the time to go vote. There are a lot of barriers stacked up against lower class people when it comes to voting, however, there are several solutions states could adopt to help make it easier for everyone(such as making voting day a national holiday or adopting the mail-in ballot system).However, As is usual with politics, there is no one preeminent answer and people w...   [tags: Democracy, Voting, United States, Voter turnout]

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The Hazards of E-voting

- The Hazards of E-voting A democracy can only be effective when it runs efficiently, when the will of the people is transmitted through the corridors of power. It can only hit its zenith if the most important function of democracy, voting, is carried out flawlessly. Although flawlessness has never been achieved, men have certainly tried to keep the voting system as efficient as possible, with the least possible amounts of votes being lost or mis-counted. Human error is of course, uncontrollable....   [tags: Democracy Voting Internet Essays]

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Proximity Voting And Its Effect On The Party 's Policy Preferences And Their Personal Preferences

- ... Many scholars have suggested that niche parties are different from their mainstream competitors (Adams et al, 2006; Meguid, 2005). Niche parties do not only differ in their electoral strategies, but also how they are evaluated by voters. In addition, niche parties may behave differently than their mainstream competitors. Adams et al (2006) argue that unlike their mainstream competitors, niche parties do not respond to shifts in public opinion, and are not electorally rewarded for centrist policy shifts (Adams et al 514)....   [tags: Democracy, Voting, Communist state, Centrism]

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Voting Research Study

- This research is targeting the population which are citizens eligible to vote, in this case above the age of 18. There are a mix of Qualitative and quantitative research. About 8 focus groups of sizes Between 6-8 will be conducted at the electoral commission. A couple Of depth interviews will be conducted. The profile of these participants Are citizens eligible to vote. They are picked at random. These research Methods provide a rich insight to the research problem. On the other hand, quantitative research is as important as qualitative research....   [tags: Voting Research Study Australia]

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New Age Voting

- New Age Voting The government of the United States of America is founded upon the Constitution, written by our forefathers to create a working democracy incapable of transforming into a monarchy. Basic human rights were established, and power, although little, was given to each individual. The power given to the people can also be referred to as a voice, and in the election system we use, we call this voice a vote. This country fought for and gained its independence from injustices placed upon our ancestors’ lives....   [tags: Voting Government Essays]

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The Voting Of The American People Voting

- ... Such as an 84 year old woman in Wisconsin who found her birth certificate was invalid due to the misspelling of her parent’s name and was unable to afford the hundreds of dollars that it would have cost to correct the mistake (Dade, 2012). Women that have changed their names due to marriage or divorce, a birth certificate is not sufficient and a marriage license or divorce decree must be presented to show proof of name change (Dade, 2012). The cost of having to obtain a birth certificate and ID is a factor for elderly and individuals with low income....   [tags: Elections, Democracy, African American]

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Voting In America

- Voting in America In every election votes are lost or miscounted because of voting errors, machine errors, voting devices stop working, the voting machines calculate a wrong number for a specific candidate, and poll workers misplace cartridges that have tallied up the numbers from the voting machines. We the people hold the right to vote, but with today's voting system; America does not always get the actual winner in office due to flaws in the system. In our country The United States of America, the people have the power of deciding who is voted into office....   [tags: Politics Government Electoral System]

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Obstacles to Voting

- Many people don’t know this but minorities still go through numerous obstacles to vote. A group called the ACLU which is American Civil Liberties Union are fighting to protect the voting rights of people of different ethnic backgrounds. “Since 1965, the Voting Rights Act has been protecting racial and language minorities’ access to voting”. (The Voting Rights Act.Web.12/2/13 http://www.aclu.org/voting-rights/voting-rights-act-0). The people who often get discriminated against are elders, young people, colored people, and people of low income, military members / veterans, and disabled voters....   [tags: discrimination, rights, minorities]

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Voting in America

- Voting has not always been as easy as it is today. It is interesting to examine how far America has progressed in its process of allowing different types of people to be able to vote. Voting was once aimed at a particular group of people, which were white males that owned their own property. Today, most people over the age of eighteen can vote, except for the mentally incompetent or people who have been convicted of major felonies in some states. The decline of voter participation has always been a debate in the public arena....   [tags: Political Science]

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Pros and Cons of Electronic Voting

- ... Generally speaking the electronic voting means it comes under both the electronic means of casting the votes and also electronic means of tabulating the votes. In this the voter is given with a net user id and a password and this should be given to each and every individual voter and this voter should be logon with this user id and password and make themselves clear to vote. But according to the “Mr. Emanuele Lombardi” how is a Computer Science degree holder; he says that electronic voting contains many number of problems related security, privacy in votes and many more....   [tags: internet safety, hackers, convenience]

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Mimes of America: Voting in Texas

- The people shake their heads and wave their fingers in disapproval towards the government from local levels to national levels--mimes of America. These mimes act out their opinion rather than using their voice to declare what they want. Pretending to perform action rather than completing action, these mimes dissimulate so they do not feel excluded. America is blessed with the opportunity to live in a country endowed with such great freedoms. In the United States, the basic freedoms for voting are often taken for granted and unutilized by many Americans, especially Texans....   [tags: action, freedom, turnout, culture]

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Lowering the Voting Age to 18

- Many people opposed the change of voting age, but others believed that it should be lowered. People who think that the voting age should stay the same usually are the conservative people who want to keep the old customs as they are. People who are conservative are usually cautious about changes, and usually want to stay put without improvement. The people who want changes are usually more liberal. These people leave place for improvements, but sometimes vote for the change of things that are not supposed to be changed....   [tags: The 26th Amendment]

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Voting Is a Right for Americans

- ... King spoke of. When we vote, you and I become a part of history, a collective American History. This is our generation’s mountaintop, our American Dream. Our Founding Fathers dreamt of an America where every man—created equally—endowed the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Their American Dream however did not grant women the right to vote, but due to the efforts championed by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and others, equality for women voters came about. George Washington, James Madison and company’s American Dream excluded African Americans, but their dream was no match by the determination and hard work of Fredrick Douglas, Harriet Beecher Stowe and other...   [tags: privilege, democracy, elections]

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The Importance of Voting in America

- Many people think of the 206 million eligible voters in the United States and think, “How could one vote possibly make a difference?” Or perhaps some find themselves too busy, while other non-voters are simply uninterested in politics. With a combination of all excuses, about 75 million people that were eligible to vote in the 2008 presidential election chose not to. That’s 75 million unheard voices. 75 million unrepresented individuals make up approximately 36% of all eligible voters. That number of people could easily change the outcome of an election....   [tags: unheard voices, rigths]

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Voting And Vote And The Privilege

- ... This was because they were not land owners as these new settled areas became states they typically left out the requirement that an individual must own land. Leaders such as Andrew Jackson among and others were the ones to play a major role in motivating this change. Mr. Jackson promoted what he deemed as universal suffrage (The fight for, 2013). The problem with this was what Jackson really meant by universal suffrage was universal white, male suffrage. His emphasis and goal was only on getting rid of the requirement to own land in order to vote....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Suffrage, Elections, Democracy]

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The Issue Of Voting Rights Act

- ... Senate. The U.S. House of Representatives debated for about a month before they passed it through on July 9. President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, with MLK and other Civil Rights leaders, on August 6 of that year. Literacy tests were banned through this act. Federal oversight for voter registration was provided for about half of the nonwhite population. Poll taxes for local or federal elections were investigated by the U.S. attorney general. Eventually, poll taxes were banned because of this amendment as well....   [tags: Malcolm X, Black supremacy, Nation of Islam]

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The Voting Rights Act Of 1965

- In America, there has always been a constant battle amongst the majority and the minorities.The majorities, the whites, of the U.S. has always been looking down upon the minorities of the nation. They were constantly looking for new ways to avert minorities from getting representation in America. But as Black activism increased and the economy required more labor needs, the federal government had to act in order to keep the nation under control. Finally, in 1965 two acts were passed in order to fulfill the demands of the minorities....   [tags: United States, Supreme Court of the United States]

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Voting Should Not Be Compulsory

- ... Allen considers that compulsory voting would hinder Americans from their first amendment rights. Allen, like many other Americans, would like to see their freedoms be kept intact. (Suhay, 2015) The United States of America may have been founded on the principles of freedom, but it was also founded by the idea that the citizens would be a part of the decision making. This has been the practice since the Declaration of Independence was written but only a certain, low percentage of the public has recently helped to pick the candidates and the passing of important proposed laws....   [tags: United States, Democracy, Election]

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Voting For The President Is A Privilege And A Lie

- ... The Electoral College contributes to the cohesiveness of the country and political stability of the nation by encouraging a two-party system and requiring a distribution of popular support for electing a president (Pavia 437). It enhances the status of minority interests and maintains a federal system of government and representation. Electoral College revolves around complaints of bias within the system towards smaller states, the power of the two-party system, and the failure to protect the democratic principle of popular sovereignty by blocking the public vote....   [tags: President of the United States, Elections]

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Voting and Elections in the United States

- The United States has an electorate evenly matched to the complexity of its government. As other nations have joined the brotherhood of Democracies, our level of political engagement has seemingly suffered in comparison to that of our fellow Republics. There are numerous explanations as to why we have comparatively low voter turnout, with suggested culprits ranging from weak political parties, inscrutable, complicated ballots, voter cynicism, and voter deterrents, such as voter ID laws and pre-registration....   [tags: current political climate]

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Voting Participation in the United States

- Among the many ways Americans can participate in politics, voting is considered one of the most common and important ways for Americans to get involved. The outcome of any election, especially at the national level, determines who will be making and enforcing the laws that all Americans must abide by. With this in mind one might assume that all Americans are active voters, but studies show the voter turnout is actually astonishingly low. With this unsettling trend it is important to know what statistics say about voter turnout as was as the four major factors that influence participation: Socioeconomic status, education, political environment, and state electoral laws, in order to help boost...   [tags: Influences, Low Rates, Elections]

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The Issue Of Voting Rights

- ... 1890 the Indian naturalization act allows Native Americans to acquire citizenship furthering the cause of native american civil rights. 1896 Louisiana passes "grandfather clauses" to keep former slaves and their descendants from voting with the use of poll taxes and literacy test. It also stated any male citizens whose grandparents were deprived the right to vote can not himself. As a result, registered black voters drops from 44.8% in 1896 to 4.0% four years later. Mississippi, South Carolina, Alabama, and Virginia follow suit by enacting their own grandfather clauses....   [tags: United States, Supreme Court of the United States]

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Plurality Voting System in Canada

- The current plurality voting system in Canada is regularly attacked for unfairly representing the popular vote and giving some parties a disproportionate amount of legislative power while leaving others with none. Opponents contend that other electoral systems would be far superior and provide a better democracy. Proportional representation (PR) is usually cited as the best alternative; the debate of proportional representation versus plurality often hinges on the balance between fairness and efficiency....   [tags: Canadian Government]

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The Amendment Rights Of Voting

- ... Nevertheless, with this reversal African-American men and women were placed back in situations to have their rights violated and in addition to continue the violent discrimination used against them. During this time period any African-American men that attempted to cast their votes would be subjected to unfair practices such as: taking literacy tests, paying poll taxes and in extreme cases facing bullying or violence that were used against them to impede them from voting. It would not be until almost a century had passed after the American Civil War had ended, and with much perseverance by the African-American community that in 1965 President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act that gav...   [tags: United States, United States Constitution]

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Voting Patterns Throughout The World

- A common experience in most developing countries is the struggle and blood shed the countries have been through to install a multi party system as a way of democracy. One-party-dominance that previously was the electoral practice in most developing countries led to traumatic events authoritarianism. In India, the one-party dominance system has remained vibrant since they have found ways to incorporate liberal democracy. (Speiss, 2009, p5) Voting pattern and behavior in Kenya is along the ethnic and economic divide; the voters believe that the ethnic group that clinches the electoral post is the ethnic group that would be in power and control....   [tags: Political Science]

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Voting Rights Act of 1965

- The history of “gerrymandering” started during the term of Elbridge Gerry, the Governor of Massachusetts, when he approved an obscure redistricting plan ahead of the 1812 elections that helped Republicans hold on to power in the legislature. One of the redistricted districts that primarily consisted of a one party defendant was shaped as a salamander, which later gave rise to this political term (Keck, 2010). The term relates to the drawing of the boundaries of electoral districts in a way that gives one party an unfair advantage over its rivals, which gives rise to the disproportionate representation of Democratic and Republican parties (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2013)....   [tags: republicans, elections, gerrymandering]

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The Rights Of Voting Rights

- ... Discuss at least one case where the court found that the Congress exceeded its constitutional authority under the commerce clause and at least one case in which its exercise of that authority was upheld. The commerce clause is a clause that gives the congress ability to regulate commerce between the states. As any piece of law it is always subject to judicial review when that happens it is because the commerce clause interfere with police power which gives the sate the ability to govern itself and regulate commerce within itself....   [tags: United States Constitution]

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Is Voting For Young People?

- The book “Is Voting for Young People?” was written by Martin P. Wattenberg from the University of California, Irvine. The book is a breakdown of what how the youth of our nation and many other democratic nations fit into the scope of politics and voting. The questioned asked is found in the title, is voting for the youth and in addition are they voting. The book starts in a very general and open viewpoint and ends on very specific point and factors. The author views the affiliation of each aspect of a reason why most people vote or what is put in place to encourage people to vote on the youth....   [tags: Old age, Middle age, Ageism, Gerontology]

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Reduce Voting Age to 16

- ... There are people who go into war that don’t have enough life experience or knowledge of everything, yet they are managing to face every challenge that is thrown at them. Secondly, it is argued that by allowing 16 and 17 year olds to participate in the elections, would be meaningless because it is likely that they have been manipulated by the parents and brainwashed by false promises. Those who agree to this need to stop making false assumption; we are not a puppet or a 10 year old that is incapable of making a valuable decision on our own....   [tags: army, work, marry, independent, inmature]

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Voting Representation Of American Citizens

- As we look back at the previous elections, one can see that the Electoral College does not show equal representation of American citizens who participate in voting for presidential candidates. The winner-takes-all system is has its advantages and disadvantages. Popular vote is irrelevant because a candidate can get popular vote, but if majority of the state votes for democrat, then democrat candidate gets all the electoral votes of that state. States such as California do not get equal representation because a big state votes for different parties, but all the votes are going to go to the candidate who has majority of the votes....   [tags: Election, Elections]

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Influence of Compulsory Voting

- The Idea of Compulsory Voting After Australia, Singapore, and Switzerland implemented compulsory voting and the turnout of voters grew, other democratic countries began wondering if the idea should be implemented globally. Research began on how this implementation affected countries with compulsory voting in place and how it would affect other countries such as Canada (Twomey, 2013). The idea that Canada, or another similarly democratic country, should pass a policy of compulsory voting would be against the very foundation of freedom that defines a democratic state....   [tags: Government, Democracy]

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Protection of Voting Rights

- There are many ways that we as civilians can help to promote and protect voting rights in the nation. A lot of times, voting rights have been abused by different solutions involving crime, people, and just problems within the nation. Voting rights are known as the cornerstone of America. There are a lot of different groups in the world that are trying their best to promote and protect the voting rights. One of the main social environment groups in the nation that come together to do their best to promote and protect voting rights in America is called NCJW....   [tags: society, honored, government]

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The Importance of Voting

- The Importance of Voting In the 1988 presidential election between George Bush and Michael Dukakis, 91,602,291 American people showed up to vote. Now that seems like a lot of people, but what you don't realize is the 91,050,000 registered voters did not vote in that election. This 50.15% voter turnout was the lowest in sixty-four years, falling nearly 20% short of voter turnout in most all other industrialized countries. Many people argue that this low turnout is due to voter's lack of concern....   [tags: Papers]

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The Importance of Voting

- The Importance of Voting If you were to ask me a few years ago why voting was important, I wouldn't really have the proper grasp as to why you should. A few years ago, what was on television that night was important to me, American politics were only the video clips that my father watched on the news before I was able to take over with MTV and vegetate mindlessly. Politics was a very foreign concept to me; I always saw it as a very complicated issue. Perhaps due to the fact that whenever a child asked an adult, "What is the difference between a Democrat and a Communist?" They would give some round about response totally evading the actual answer, only so they could be politically correct...   [tags: Papers]

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Compulsory Voting

- Industrial Countries all over the world have seen a steady decline in voter participation; Great Britain is a great example of this. The country has witness turnout in elections falling slowly as time pass. However, the election of 2001 dropped the country from their average of 76% voter turnout to just a 59.4% turnout. Comparatively, Australia, a former colony of Britain, has enjoyed high and steady voter participation since 1924 because of the implementation of compulsory voting. This system has proven to be not only effective in bring voters to the polls, but also effective in improving Australia’s democracy....   [tags: International Government ]

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The Responsibility of Voting

- The Responsibility of Voting Living in America gives each individual freedom. The freedom is yours to express your own opinion and to vote. Whether or not we choose to exercise these rights is the decision that every American citizen makes. Participating in our government is the single most important power that we as Americans have. Whether it is to elect officials or to amend a law, voting is not only a necessity, but a responsibility. In the 1996 and the 1998 presidential election, the voting turnout was below 50%....   [tags: Vote Democracy Elections Essays Argumentative]

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Does Nonvoting Hurt Democracy?

- Does Nonvoting Hurt Democracy. Should we have the freedom to chose weather we vote or not. Currently the United States allows citizens not to vote, but some believe that this makes our politics undemocratic. Some think forcing people to vote is against the freedoms we have today. In the following essay, I will give the views of Arend Lijphart and Austin Ranney about these topics. Austin Ranney does not dread that low voting is hurting American democracy. Arend Lijphart believes that democracy is meaningless without voting....   [tags: Voting]

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Voting Systems

- Voting systems all around the world serve more functions than to only elect representatives for the people. Elections create a sense of a democratic environment inside a country; they give accountability and legitimacy to the government in power, assuming it is the people’s voice that is being heard. In a world where most countries enjoy democratic governments and freedom and equality are encouraged, Canada’s current voting system is a nothing but disrespectful to these democratic values. Like in many post-colonial countries, the legacy of imperial regimes has made its way to the modern political system in Canada, still attacking central democratic principles ....   [tags: International Politics ]

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The Importance of Voting

- In their matching rocking chairs, my grandparents squint at the small print on their voter's ballots as they carefully mark their choices. Across the table from Grandpa, I eat a ham sandwich and listen to stories of battle that were his reality, but to me are scenes from an unrealistic black and white movie. Over an evening of dominos, I listen to their passionate discussion of the recent initiatives and issues facing our government. To Grandpa and Grandma, democracy and freedom are not simply ideals; they are vital principles that they have personally sacrificed to uphold....   [tags: What is Politics?]

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Southern Voting Barriers

- The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed saying that every man would have the right to vote regardless of their race. It was meant to give the right to vote to the African American citizens. Even after this was passed however, states in the South were still able to find ways to keep African Americans from voting. It was easy to still deny their right to vote because the amendment only says that laws cannot be made making race a requirement for voting. The most effective barriers created by the South to prevent African Americans from voting were grandfather clauses, poll taxes, and white-only primaries because they were legal and therefore did not directly keep a c...   [tags: Civil Rights]

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