Voting in America!!
By: Anon Mathis
*Steps in Voting/Voter Behavior*
- Go register
- Learn and study about the person your going to voting for him or her. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of that person your voting for.
- Go to your polling place in their precincts to cast their votes.
- Sign into the poll roster book.
- Receive your paper ballot, secrecy sleeve & E.D. card.
- Make your paper ballot fill the oval in completely.
- Insert your ballot in the tabulator.
Voter Behavior: Voting behavior has absorbed a great deal of the time of both political parties in America. Much effort has been put into analyzing voting behavior and patterns in previous elections - be they national, state or local elections etc.
What is Ballot Fatigue, Straight Ticket Voting, and Split Ticket Voting?
People only vote for a couple of races at the top of a ballot and skip the rest.
*Straight Ticket Voting*
A ballot cast by a voter who votes for all the candidates of one party.
*Split Ticket Voting*
A ballot on which the voter has chosen candidates from different political parties when multiple offices are being decided by a single election.
*Timeline and Amendments*
- 1870 Fifteen Amendment
- 1957 Civil Rights Act of 1957
- 1965 Voting Rights Act of 1965
- 1992 Voting Rights Act Amendment of 1992
- 2006 Voting Rights Act Re-authorization and Amendments Act of 2006
- 15th Amendment: Everyone has equal rights to vote, including African Americans.
- 17th Amendment: Senators no longer appointed by states legislators. Now to be directly elected by citizens.
- 19th Amendment: Allowed voting rights for women in the United States.
- 23rd Amendment: Allowed voting rights for District of Columbia residents.
- 24th Amendment: Outlaws the poll tax in national elections in the United States.
- 26th Amendment: Set the voting age to 18.