By Marcus Grant
Voting Registration Procedures And Requirements
In order to register you must first renew your drivers license, then fill out a register forms that ask for your name,address,age and often your party preference. First time voters must show proof of citenzship,address,and age using a license or birth certificate.
In most states, you must be at least18,resident of state for a specified period and citizen of U.S
Steps In Voting
Who votes and who doesn't
People who vote have positive attitudes toward government and citenzship. These people are the middle aged citizens or people of higher education.People who don't vote are the ones who do not meet state requirement's, or they have not registered after changing residences. Some people don't vote because they do not think that any of the candidates represent their feelings on issues, or they think it wont make a difference.
straight ticket vs. split ticket
A straight ticket ,is a ballot voting for all the candidates in one political party. A split ticket is a ballot choosing some candidates from one party or some from another
A ballot fatigue is when there are several names on a political ballot, and voters choose to ignore some candidates when there are too many choices
Voter Information List and Amendments On Voting
- 1870 Fifthteenth Amendment- Prohibits denying a person's right to vote on the basis of race.
- 1920 Nineteeth Amendment- Gurantees women the right to vote
- 1961 Twenty-Third Amendment- Residents of District of Columbia given the right to vote
- 1964 Twenty-Fourth Amendment- Outlaws poll tax in national elections
- Twenty-Sixth Amendment- Minimum voting age reduced to 18 for all elections
Timeline Of Suffrage In The U.S
- 1924 Congressional Act
- 1944 Smith vs Allwright
- 1957 Civil Rights Act of 1957
- 1960 Civil Rights Acts of 1960
- 1965 Voting Rights Actof 1965
- 1970 Voting Rights Act Amendments of 1970
- 2006 Votings Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006