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UTSA - POLS 1133 - Class Notes - Week 7

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UTSA - POLS 1133 - Class Notes - Week 7

School: University of Texas at San Antonio
Department: Political Science
Course: Texas Politics and Society
Professor: Badih Elarba
Term: Fall 2016
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Name: POL 1133 Week 7 Notes
Description: Covers chapter 7.
Uploaded: 10/06/2016
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background image Thursday, October 6, 2016 Chapter 7 Notes Voting and Political Participation  Political Participation  - All forms of involvement citizens can have that are related to governance, democracy 
works when citizens are involved in the political process, why don't more people 
participate in politics? 
Other forms of Political Participation  - Participation types and extent of involvement varies, political participation in Texas is 
relatively low even though it’s easier than ever to participate, a wide number of factors 
play a role in turnout. 
Voter Registration and Qualifications  - U.S Citizen, at least 18 years of age at time of registration, resident in Texas for at 
least 30 days, not be a convicted felon unless sentence is complete, voter registration 
form must be completed. 
National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (Motor Voter Law)  - Passed by congress to help simplify voter registration, allows registration by mail, or 
when one applies for social services, can be done at Texas DMV or any public 
assistance office. 
Early and Absentee Voting  - Early Voting: begins 17 days before any scheduled election, ends 4 days before an 
election, can vote at any polling location (precinct) 
- Absentee Voting (Mail Voting): Persons not in their county of residence during 
election, is at least 65 years old, or physically disabled, those serving in the military. 
Calculating Voter Turnout  - Proportion of people who cast ballots in an election, 2 measures used for turnout.  - Voter Age Population (VAP): Number of people 18 and over, counts ineligible groups.  - Voting Eligible Population (VEP): Only counts those eligible to vote, data is not 
universally available. 
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Department: Political Science
Course: Texas Politics and Society
Professor: Badih Elarba
Term: Fall 2016
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Description: Covers chapter 7.
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