POS Week 5
POS Week 5 POS 1041
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Date Created: 10/02/16
9/26/16 Chat Snyder- under quiz readings Debate- CBS? @9, 90 minutes When do people vote? When they ca make a difference (external efficacy) Competitive races Battleground Status Political interest/ Votes for Obama 55% women, 45% men 39% white 93% black 71% Hispanics How do people decide how to vote? Cues Gut rationality Dem or Repub Friends and family Issues Retrospective voting- I like/ dislike how this person/ party ran the country previously Prospective voting- I think this person will take me where I want to go For new voters Primacy effect Vote like your parents Not as applicable anymore Turn out How important is it? Can parties improve it? How? How do we measure it? Denominates differ: Voting age population (VAP) voting eligible population (VEP) Registered voters Illegal? Felons? Incarcerated? Incapacitated? STATES have the primary responsibility for voting and elections Who can vote?? Felons? No ID? Illegal? How easy is it to vote? When primaries ae held Comparing voter registration laws Requirements for voting varies Photo ID Proof of address Former felons voting Residency for required length of time Absentee voting Early voting 27 states have no excuse absentee voting 32 states have early voting 2 states have all mail voting (OR, WA) 7 states have permanent absentee status 13 states same day registration Florida Show photo ID Register at least 29 days prior No- excuse absentee voting Early voting (Begins Oct. 24) Oct 11, 2016 registration deadline Does NOT have same day voting; on line registration Does turnout vary across the states? YES! FL is higher than the national average at 64% Why should we encourage turnout? Maybe people don’t vote because they are happy May not affect outcomes Federal role US Constitution does not explicitly guarantee a right to vote Does guarantee republican government- not right to vote Amendment 15, 19, 24, and 26 (Vietnam) affect states in voting Federal laws relating to voting Voting rights act of 1965 Motor voter act of 1993 Help America vote at 2002 Suprmem Court and voting rights act 2013 court invalidated secion 4 Issue is “precleance” 2016 US president 34 senators 435 house embers 120 fl house members; ½ of Fl senate members Four Constitutional 9/28 Founding Fathers and Elections Only House Representitives directly elected Senate y state legislation th 17 amendemtn allowed us t elect senators General Election – even number year State responsibility State- primary role of elections Ballot order- In Fl the party of the govener, that makes the party on the ballot- top to bottom Ballott makes a big difference, ballots are done at the local level Political party Parties created democracy and modern democray… Politial party: An organization, with a public following, established to win elections, generally by prooting a set of principals Founders hated parties George Washington Parties: select candidats Chapion ideas Moilize voters Inform embers or potential members Responsible party Clear issues Candiates support those issues Voters vote based on issues Winning party enacts issues Voter hold parties accountable
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