Let's Vote!

By Madena D.

Registration Requirements in NC

  • Must be a citizen of United States of America.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must be a resident of North Carolina.
  • Proof of Residence.

Steps in Voting

  1. Register to vote.
  2. Provide proof of residence.
  3. Cast your vote on a ballot.
  4. Challenger compare signatures to make sure signatures match.

Who Votes/ Why!

People who vote tend to be the following
  • informed voter.
  • 18 or older.
  • Citizen
  • Resident of the U.S.
Why People Vote
  • To have a voice in the government.
  • Because not everyone used to be able to vote.
  • It's our responsibility to vote.

Who Does Not Vote & Why Not?

People who choose not to vote tend to believe the following


  • No candidate relates to their beliefs
  • Their vote doesn't matter
  • They simply just don't care about the government or issues dealing with the government.
Others such as felons cannot vote until they serve their sentence.

Straight VS. Split Ticket Voting

Straight Ticket Voting- allows voters to choose a party’s entire list of candidates with just a single ballot marking.
Split Ticket Voting- a ballot on which not all votes have been cast for candidates of the same party.

Ballot Fatigue

Ballot fatigue is when a voter races at the top of a ballot and skips over the rest.

Timeline

  • 1920- Women were given the right to vote (19th amendment).
  • 1964- Outlaws poll tax in national elections (24th Amendment).
  • 1965- Literacy tests prohibited (Voting Rights Act of 1965).
  • 1970- Lowered the minimum voting age to 18 (Voting Rights Act Amendment of 1970).
  • 1993- Made it easier to register to vote & to maintain registration (National Voter Registration Act).