VOTE TODAY!

By: Taylor Randall

Voting Requirements!

If you want to vote in this years election you need to do a few things. First you need to be 18+ , also you must be a US citizen, and a non-felon. Then if you qualify, you must register to vote, so bring am ID when you do this so no one can try to blame you of fraud.

WHO VOTES? WHO DOESNT VOTE? WHY?

Who votes?

- people that are 18+ year olds

- Women

- Any race

- Non-felons

- Citizens

- You must be registered though.


Who doesn't vote?

- Anyone under the age of 18

- Felons

- People that don't who to vote for

- People that don't like either of the candidates ideas


Why? People wont vote if they cant, you aren't forced to vote but its your responsibility as a citizen of the United States. Everyone should want to put there opinion into the elections. People don't vote because they don't like either of the candidates ideas or views, also people wont vote if they don't know who to vote for. Most people don't vote because they don't think there vote will count for much.

STRAIGHT VS SPLIT TICKET VOTING!

Straight ticket voting is when you vote for all the candidates of the same political party. Where split ticket voting is when you vote for one person in one political party, and then you vote for someone that is part of a different political party. You could also be a independent voter, they don't declare any political party when registering.

WHAT IS BALLOT FATIGUE??

Ballot fatigue is when a voter only finishes the first part of there ballot, because of the length of the ballot, and its complexity. Ballot fatigue is also known as roll-off, and fall-of.

WHAT AMENDMENTS DEAL WITH VOTING?

15th- Any race was allowed to vote, even former slaves.

17th- Direct election of senators.

19th- Cant discriminate the right to vote based on sex. (women were allowed to vote!)

23rd- People were allowed to vote in DC.

24th- Prohibited the use of a poll tax.

26th- Changed the legal voting age to 18 years old +

Timeline of how the right to vote was extended!

1920- Nineteenth amendment :guarantees women the right to vote!

1957- Civil Rights Act of 1957 : Justice department can sure to protect voting rights in various states.

1961- Twenty-Third amendment : residents of District of Columbia given right to vote!

1964- Twenty-Fourth Amendment : Outlaws poll tax in national elections.

1971- Twenty-Sixth Amendment : Minimum voting age reduced to 18 for all elections.

1993- National Voter Registration Act : makes it easier to register to vote and to maintain registration

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