Voting Is Near!!!!!!!

Date: The first Tuesday after the first monday in November!!

Requirements

  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be a resident for the state for a certain period of time.
  • Must be a United States citizen.

People eligable to vote!!!!!

  • Women as of the 19th amendment
  • African Americans as of the 15th amendment
  • Any American citizen
  • If you are registered
  • You cannot vote if you have been convicted of a serious crime :(

History of Suffrage!

1870 Fifteenth Amendment- Prohibits denying a person's right to vote on the basis of race.
1944 Smith v. Allwright- Supreme court rules prohibiting African Americans from in primary elections is unconstitutional
1960 Civil Rights Act of 1957- Justice dept. can sue to protect voting rights in various states
1965 Voting Rights Act of 1965- Literacy tests prohibited; Federal voter registrars authorized in seven southern states
1971 Twenty- sixth Amendment- minimum voting age reduced to 18 for all elections

Amendments!!!

15th- African American (male) can vote
17th- Electing our senators
19th- Women's right to vote
23- You can vote in D.c.
24th- Ended poll taxes
26th- Voting age lowered to 18

Straight and split tickets

  • Straight ticket- voting for an entire part
  • Split ticket- voting for some candidates from one party to another
  • Ballot Fatigue- there are several names on the ballot and you get tired at the bottom and don't really care who you pick.