VOTE TODAY!!

Haley Campbell

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Voting Requirements:

*have to be at least 18 years old

*U.S citizen

*must be a resident of the state you wish to vote in

*no criminal record

Who can't vote?

*felons

*people who are under 18

*people who have not registered

*people who are not citizens

Registration Requirements:

*The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (“the Motor Voter Act”) offers individuals the opportunity to register to vote when they apply for or renew a driver’s license.

*A voter may use the federal mail-in form, which every state must accept and use and includes instructions for where to send it in each state.

*Most states require you to register 25 days before you vote

*Registration forms ask for your name, address, age and often your party preference

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Steps in Voting:

1. Register to vote

2. Go to your assigned poll or precinct

3. Cast vote

Why Vote?

Participating in voting is a privilege and a responsibility. Through voting you can pick the candidate who will best represent you based on shared beliefs. Voting is a way to voice your opinion and make a difference in your community. Voting is a privilege and sign of freedom that a lot of people around the word do not have.
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Straight Ticket:

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

Split Ticket:

A vote for candidates of different political parties on the same ballot

Voting Amendments:

The 15th Amendment- prohibits the federal and state governments from denying people the right to vote based on race or color

The 17th Amendment- establishes that the people of the state elect the senators

The 19th Amendment- guarantees all women the right to vote

The 23rd Amendment- gives the residents of Washington D.C and the District of Columbia the right to vote

The 24th Amendment- prohibits poll tax

The 26th Amendment- changed voting age to 18

Important Historical Events

1870- 15th Amendment: Prohibits denying a person's rights to vote based on race

1920- 19th Amendment: guarantees women the right to vote

1970- 26th Amendment: Lowers the minimum voting age to 18

1993- National Voter Registration Act: makes it easier to register to vote and maintain reigtration

2006- Voting Rights Act of 2006- Prohibits use of tests or devices to deny the right to vote

Voter Fatigue:

the apathy that the electorate can experience under certain circumstances, one of which could be (in exceptional circumstances) that they are required to vote too often, or that they feel disengaged.