Voter Registration Procedures/ requirements
Register when renewing drivers license or a state and welfare offices. Must show proof of citizenship, address, and age with a driver's license or birth certificate.
Must be 18 years or older
Must be a citizen
Have not commited a felony
Steps in voting
There a two types of voting tickets. One is the straght tickt vote where people only vote for the members of one political party. There is also the split ticket vote which is when a person votes for a member of one of both sides of the party. Although voting can be fun and educational, do not get voting fatigue.
Amendments and timeline
19th amendment- Gives women the right to vote
23rd amendment- Gives people in the capital the right to vote
24th amendment- Outlaws poll tax
26th amendment- Lowers voting age to 18
1924- Congressional act allowed native americans to vote
1957- Civil rights act of 1957 gave Jutice deparment authority to sue to protect voting rights
1965- Voting rights act that outlaws literacy tests
1993- National voter registration act makes it easy to vote
2006- Voting rights act reauthorization and amendments act of 2006 prohibits use of tests or devices to deny the right to vote.