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  • Voting Process One Voter
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    M. Todd Solomon We are in the middle of a revolution and although there are no guns, bullets, or bloodshed, this revolution is still taking place. It is a technological revolution and every person on this planet is participating whether they know it or not. Technology is changing incredibly fast. So fast, in fact, that we are scrambling to keep up with it. Companies develop new products daily to help ease our lives and to make our every wish and desire appear instantaneously. As a society, we lo...
  • Today's Young Adults Lack Interest
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    During the 60's, young adults made their presence felt not just by their use of marijuana or weird clothes and hairstyles, but more so because they were intent to make a difference. They protested rallied and marched to any cause they deemed worthy. Furthermore, young adults also realized the importance of voting by taking their issues right to the polls. Unfortunately, times have changed and today's young adults no longer feel the need to make a difference. Today's Generation X has developed a ...
  • Person Votes
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    Political attitudes A variety of factors, including but not limited to; family, peers, the media and education shape political attitudes. Many things influence the way people feel about politics, and depending on the immediate environments, views can change dramatically. Family can influence the political party that people belong to. Family can also influence the way in which a person does or does not vote. If a family has traditionally voted democratic, chances are that the children will vote t...
  • Vote On Community Issues
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    As executive director responsible for dealing with voter turnout it has become my solemn duty to address this issue and to come up with ways which I can greatly improve the outcome. I started out by first debating about why the turnout rate is so low, and have come to the realization that the problem is rooted in both the political parties and the citizens. Citizen's attitudes have always played a large roll in the turnout rate, as well as the attitudes amongst the party platforms, thus having a...
  • Citizens Vote
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    Explain the low turnout in U.S. elections. 'Miller light and bud light... either way you end up with a mighty weak beer!' This is how Jim Hightower (a Texan populist speaker) described the choices that the U.S. electorate had in the 2000 elections. This insinuates that there is a clear lack of distinction between the parties. Along with numerous others, this is one of the reasons why the turnout is so low in the U.S. elections. In trying to explain the low figures at the U.S. elections, analysts...
  • Same Day Voter Registration
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    Same day voter registration, as the name implies, is the process of registering to vote on the day elections are held. Because of the way this would and does affect the results of elections, it is a "hot topic" among many in the government. Proponents of the issue use the argument that same day voter registration would increase voter turnout, which in fact, it has been proven to do. The three states that have currently adopted same day registration, Maine, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, have seen vot...
  • Low On Voter Turnout
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    Voting Are you a registered voter? You might expect a high rate of voting in the United States. A lot of people - women, African Americans, and the poor - fought for the right to vote; certainly their descendents would want to exercise their right to vote. I want to discuss with you today the importance of voting. There are three important aspects of voting. The first aspect is the group of people that fail to vote, the second is why there is such a low turnout, and finally is the voters' attitu...
  • Much Greater Number Of Opinion Polls
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    Why Did the Polls Get it Wrong in 1992? Opinion polls play a major role in politics, they can be used by the Government to decide when to call and election, and, among other things, how their pre-election campaigns are run. Throughout the history of opinion polling, from the time when polling began to be widely used before an election, in 1945, until 1987, the last general election before 1992, the polls have on average been correct to within 1.3% of the vote share between the three leading part...
  • Lever Voting Machines
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    Why Voting is never Completely Accurate!! Statement of the Problem There are several problems when it comes to elections. One of the problems is whether the candidates played fairly throughout the election. Another problem is whether the votes that are being cast are being counted correctly or even being counted at all. The main reason this topic has become such an important issue is because of the last two elections. The first election had a problem in the state of Florida, and the 2004 electio...
  • Republican With The Percentage Of Latino Voters
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    Counting the Minority Voter This election year the presidential candidates are courting the minority voters like never before in history. States like Arizona, Florida, New Mexico and Ohio are considered swing states or battleground states. In many states voter registration drives have significantly increased the number of minority registered voters, particularly Hispanics, African Americans, and Asians. The candidates are well aware of this and are campaigning issues relevant to minority voters ...
  • Decision Before The Campaign
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    Andrew Yoo Professor Garrick Percival Political Science 1028 April 2004"It's all about the Voter" In order for one to become president of the United States, he or she must gain the votes from the public. There are various ways of getting votes. Nominees go through months of campaigning to get the votes necessary to win the state. Some believe that the public makes the decision for president long before the campaigns even start, and others believe that the campaigns are necessary to gain votes fo...
  • State's Electoral Votes
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    ... manual recounts. The Bush campaign hired former Secretary of State, James Baker to oversee the legal rulings. The Gore campaign hired former Secretary of State, Warren Christopher on their behalf. This eventually led to the Gore campaign appealing to the Florida Supreme Court. It was ordered that the recounting procedure to move forward. Then the Bush campaign appealed to the Supreme Court of the United States. They agreed to take the case of Bush vs. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board on De...
  • Provisional Voting Into Current Election Procedures
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    Part I: Current Social Issues One social issue in my community that concerns me is that of provisional voting, which is proving to be an issue in many communities. The requirement that all states make provisional voting available was passed down by congress. Unfortunately, no guidelines were included with this requirement, and therefore the decisions on which provisional votes are counted and which ones are not differ not only from state to state but from county to county. As a result, provision...
  • Way People Vote
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    There are many factors that affect the way people vote. The first thing that affects a voters views are their personal characteristics and the second is the voters affiliations. The voters income or amount of money earned per year; occupation, or job held effect their views. Education, grade school, high school, or college degree; a voters gender, male or female; their age, under 30, or between 30 and 49, or over 50; religious background, Catholic, or Jew, or Protestant; ethnic background or rac...
  • Mandatory Vote
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    Mandatory Vote in Canada Submitted by: Kyle Heavy Student #: 228483 Political Studies 111.3 Instructor: Dr. Schwab Due Date: Oct. 29, 2003 Introduction Should voting be mandatory in Canada? Yes. In 1993, 63.87 per cent of the Canadian population voted in the Parliamentary election. That is under 14 million voters in a 29 million population. Only about 22 million of those were of legal voting age, but it is still a national disgrace. It only gets worse. In 1997, 57.06 per cent of Canadians voted,...
  • Participation In The Whole Political Process
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    On paper, American citizens have won more rights to be included in many areas of political life. Overtly sexist and racist barriers that excluded millions have been demolished. Americans are now more educated and more informed about national affairs than there ancestors were a hundred years ago. Yet the odd fact is that despite all this, Americans no longer get involved as much or as extensively as they did in the past. With few exceptions, voter participation has been decreasing significantly s...

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