Why don’t we vote?- distrust of gov’t
∙ Too busy
∙ My vote doesn’t count
∙ Doesn’t affect me
∙ Don’t care
Democracy- campaigns, elections, and voting
Allows for citizen preference (a voice) & hold parties/office holder accountable
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TX lowest voter turnout of any state
∙ US average: 36.6, TX: 28.5
VEP (voting eligible population) & VAP different (voting age population) Voters can voter 17-4 days before election- you can vote out of town De Jure Discrimination
∙ Poll taxes- 24th amendment abolished
∙ Literacy tests- Voting Rights Act of 1965 abolished
∙ White primaries- Smith v. Allwright: can’t prevent minorities from participating
∙ Grandfather clauses- vote if grandfather was eligible to vote – Guinn v. US: clause violated 15th amendment
Universal Suffrage- almost all citizens 18+ can vote; 1918 granted suffrage Voter Qualifications
∙ Native-born or naturalized citizen
∙ At least 18 on election day
∙ Resident of district
∙ Resident of state and county & Registered for 30 days before election ∙ Not a convicted felon
7 acceptable forms of voter ID
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