You have to...

be a resident of the state you are voting in

be 18 years old

be a US citizen

Steps in voting right!!

First before you vote you must register!

Second thing is you MUST be an informed voter.

Third is make sure you know where your community is voting at, voting takes place in public places in the community such as schools, libraries, etc.

Voter behavior.

Voting is a responsibility of a citizen. Everyone can register to vote unless they are convicted of a serious crime or haven't spent all their jail time. Voting behavior is a form of political behavior. Understanding voters' behavior can explain how and why decisions were made either by public decision-makers.

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Straight ticket is the practice of voting for every candidate that a political party has on a general election ballot.

Split ballot is when a voter chooses candidates from the same political party for every office on the ballot.

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Ballot fatigue, also called voter fall-off, or roll-off, which refers to a voter completing only the first part of a ballot. The length, complexity, and manner of presentation of the ballot may all have some effect on the prevalence of this well-documented phenomenon, and even on the percentage of voters who complete the first ballot item.

Amendments that go along with voting..

There are many amendments that deal with voting. The Fifteenth Amendment prohibited discrimination of the right to vote based on race or former status of involuntary servitude. The Seventeenth Amendment provided for the direct election of Senators. The Nineteenth Amendment prohibited discrimination of the right to vote based on sex. The Twenty Fourth Amendment prohibited the use of a poll tax.

The Twenty Sixth Amendment allowed all citizens over the age of 18 who are not otherwise disqualified the right to vote.

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