Voting is AWESOME
Qualifications to Vote
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- Must be a resident of the county, and prior to voting in an election, must have resided at his or her residential address for at least 30 days prior to the date of the election.
- Must not be serving a sentence for a felony conviction (including probation or on parole). If previously convicted of a felony, the person’s citizenship rights must be restored. Citizenship and voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of the sentence. No special document is needed.
- Must rescind any previous registration in another county or state.
Steps To Vote
First off, you need to fill out a registration form, that has your name(full), address, date of birth and citizenship status. MUST BE SIGNED! Then you have to mail it to the board of elections. If the application is for new registration in a county, the form must be submitted before the voter registration deadline. The board of elections has to receive the original signed application.
Who votes/ who doesn't and why
People who have registered, over 18 years old can vote. on the other hand, People who are not registered, who dont want to, or have committed a felony can not vote.
Straight vs. split ticket voting
Straight tickets: voting for all the candidates under the same party. and Split tickets: voting for candidates under different partys
when there are too many options of voting and voters get tired or FATIGUED of voting.