Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Elections.ppt
Elections.ppt
Elections.ppt
Elections.ppt
Elections.ppt
Elections.ppt
Elections.ppt
Elections.ppt
Elections.ppt
Elections.ppt
Elections.ppt
Elections.ppt
Elections.ppt
Elections.ppt
Elections.ppt
Elections.ppt
Elections.ppt
Elections.ppt
Elections.ppt
Elections.ppt
Elections.ppt
Elections.ppt
Elections.ppt
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Elections.ppt

2,682

Published on

Published in: News & Politics
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
2,682
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
62
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Elections 10/09/2006
  • 2. Presidency
      • The President is actually elected by the Electoral College.
      • So my vote doesn’t count? WRONG!
  • 3. Electoral College – How it works
      • Each State is given 2 Electors by default.
      • States are also given more Electors equal to the number of members in the House of Representatives
      • No State can have less than 3. (sky’s the limit on the most)
  • 4. So you want to win?
      • 435 population based Electors
    • +100 Electors (2 for every State)
    • + 3 for the District of Columbia
    • Total: 538
    • Number to win… 270! Your 270 electoral votes away from the Presidency!
  • 5. Who are these people?
      • Selected by the State party (or sometimes Primaries)
      • Not allowed to be a Federal employee
      • Not allowed to be a candidate
      • They meet in a secret room, results are sealed. The President of the Senate (VP) read the results to Congress.
  • 6. Tell the Secretary
      • Federal law states that Electors must file with the Secretary of State at least 30 days prior to the Election.
      • The Secretary of State is the Chief Elections Officer.
    Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita
  • 7. How it works…
      • 41 days after the Election… the Electors meet in the State Capitals
      • Vote for President and Vice President
    • (Certification of Vote)
      • Sealed, and shipped off to Congress to be tallied
  • 8. What if they…
      • Don’t vote for who they are supposed to?
    • Nothing is stopping them… there has been occasions throughout history…but never have affected the outcome of a Presidency.
  • 9. So my vote doesn’t count?
      • Yes it does! These people are put in place to support your candidate.
      • This system is wrong! That was proven in 2000 when Gore got the majority vote! IF the majority of us want him…he should be President!
  • 10. Okay…but is that fair?
      • If majority vote were true… a handful of states would decide the President.
      • What about the smaller states? Shouldn’t they have a say to?
      • No geographic region has 270 votes.
  • 11.  
  • 12. Things to consider
      • Forefathers could not have imagined the communication break through we have today.
      • Feared every State would vote ‘their’ candidate
  • 13. What do I need to get 270?
      • So you want to be President?
      • You have to be at least 35 years of age
      • Natural Born Citizen
      • Resident for 14 years
  • 14. That’s it (cough per the Constitution)
      • You cannot be a felon either.
      • So there you have it. Your 35, born in the US, and have lived here for 14 years… get the 270 electoral votes and you’re the President. Piece of Cake
  • 15. When do I vote?
      • 1 st Tuesday of November
      • Originally states had a 72 hour window.
      • Why was that a bad idea?
  • 16. Who can vote?
      • You are a U.S. Citizen
      • Your 18 years of age
      • You are registered to Vote
      • Not in jail on Election Day
  • 17. States have a lot of power
      • States can implement election laws (more or less at their discretion)
      • Could this be dangerous? Could a state influence outcomes?
      • Historical example: Grandfather Clause -> prevented African Americans from voting.
  • 18. In Indiana for example…
      • In order to vote* you must present a Photo ID.
      • Also ‘vote anywhere’ centers are being planned for 2007
      • SVRS
  • 19. Got ID?
      • Display the voter’s photo
      • Display name, and name must conform with voter registration record
      • Show expiration date, and be current as of 11-4-2004
      • Issued by State or Federal Government
  • 20. What about…
      • Your Jagtag?
      • Does it have an expiration date?
  • 21. Exceptions to the ID rule…
    • Exemptions do exist for the indigent, those with a religious objection to being photographed, and those living in state-licensed facilities that serve as their precinct's polling place.
    • A voter wishing to claim an exemption from the photo ID requirement based on indigence or a religious objection may do so in one of two ways:
      • Go the polls on Election Day, and cast a provisional ballot. Within 10 days of the election, visit the county election office and affirm that an exemption applies to the voter.
      • Vote absentee-in-person at the county election office before Election Day, and while there, affirm that an exemption applies to the voter.
    • A voter who is a resident at a state-licensed facility that serves as his or her polling place may claim the exemption at the polls on Election Day.
  • 22. Vote
      • Are you registered? You have until tomorrow.
      • Do you have an ID?
      • Do you know your polling location?
      • Have you researched the candidates?
  • 23. If you answered to No to any
      • Please visit
    • w ww.in.gov/sos/elections
    • Our system of government has been envied by many… take advantage of it. It’s your right, it’s your responsibility.

×