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What does de jure discrimination mean?

What does de jure discrimination mean?

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School: University of Texas at San Antonio
Department: Political Science
Course: Texas Politics and Society
Professor: Badih elarba
Term: Fall 2018
Tags: UTSA and POL1133
Cost: 25
Name: Chapter 7 notes
Description: Lecture notes over voter participation and turnout
Uploaded: 11/03/2018
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Why don’t we vote?- distrust of gov’t


What does de jure discrimination mean?



∙ Too busy  

∙ My vote doesn’t count

∙ Lazy

∙ Doesn’t affect me

∙ Don’t care

Democracy- campaigns, elections, and voting

Allows for citizen preference (a voice) & hold parties/office holder accountable

We don’t vote b/c we vote so often for various specific positions- Every 2/4/6 yrs=  100 elections

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


Why is voter participation low?



∙ 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

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∙ Resident of state and county & Registered for 30 days before election ∙ Not a convicted felon

7 acceptable forms of voter ID


What does universal suffrage mean?



social security & student ID not acceptable

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