Come On Out & Get Your Vote On!!
*Have to register to vote
* Have to be a citizen
* Have to live in the following state to vote
People who Vote:
- Resident of the state
- U.S. Citizens
- age 18 or older
People Who Don't Vote:
- People with a felony
- Voting requirements not met
- Haven't registered after changing residences
Steps To Vote
Go to a polling place
Fill out the ballots
Cast in your vote
Straight Vs Split Ticket voting
Straight Ticket Voting
* Voting for an entire party
Split ticket Voting
*Voting for some candidates from one party and some from another
* When ballot fatigue occurs, a number of people get tired of reading the different names, and they choose the one's closest to the top of the list.
Voter Information- List/ Amendments
- Amendment 15 - African American males allowed to vote
- Amendment 17- Ability to directly elect our senators
- Amendment 19- Women could vote
- Amendment 23- Vote in D.C.
- Amendment 24- Ended poll taxes
- Amendment 26- Voting age went from 21 to 18
Timeline of Events
- 1870: Fifteenth Amendment- Prohibits denying a person's right to vote on the basis of race.
- 1920: Nineteenth Amendment- Guarantees women the right to vote.
- 1957: Civil Rights Act of 1957: Justice Department can sue to protect voting rights in various states.
- 1964: Twenty-Fourth Amendment- Outlaws poll tax in national elections
- 1970: Voting rights act amendments of 1970- lowers the minimum voting age to 18 in federal elections.