By: Taylor Randall
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.
After you vote and you put your ballot into the machine, you get this cute little sticker showing that you voted!!
Whoever you vote for stays private, no one else will see your ballot. You do not have to tell anyone who you voted for if you choose not to, its a right that you have as a voter.
Before voting, it would be a smart idea to make sure you know all the information that you would like to know about each candidate. Being informed about the candidates will better help you select, so make sure all your questions are answered!
WHO VOTES? WHO DOESNT VOTE? WHY?
- people that are 18+ year olds
- Any race
- You must be registered though.
Who doesn't vote?
- Anyone under the age of 18
- 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!
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