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05- Voters and Voter Behavior

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Lecture set from high school American Government class describing traditional voting behavior in the resent American past.

Lecture set from high school American Government class describing traditional voting behavior in the resent American past.

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  • 1. VOTERS AND VOTER BEHAVIOR THE ABC’S OF THE PEOPLE WHO PICK THE PRESIDENT
  • 2. OBJECTIVES STUDENTS WILL IDENTIFY THE UNIVERSAL REQUIREMENTS FOR VOTING IN THE UNITED STATES STUDENTS WILL IDENTIFY AMENDMENTS AND LEGISLATION AFFECTING RIGHTS TO VOTE STUDENTS WILL ANALYZE THE SOCIOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS THAT AFFECT VOTING BEHAVIOR
  • 3. VOCABULARY SUFFRAGE: THE RIGHT TO VOTE ELECTORATE: THE POTENTIAL VOTING POPULATION REGISTRATION: PROCEDURE OF VOTER IDENTIFICATION TO PREVENT FRAUDULENT VOTING POLL TAX: SPECIAL TAX AS A CONDITION FOR VOTING
  • 4. HISTORY Framers gave States power to set suffrage qualifications 1789 Constitution - right to vote restricted to white, Male, Property owners Two long-term trends Gradual elimination of voter restrictions Shift from states power to federal governments power over right to vote.
  • 5. EXTENDING SUFFRAGE Early 1800s - Eliminations Religious qualifications Property ownership Post Civil War 15th Amendment: ‘right to vote shall not be denied on account of race, color or previous condition of servitude’; male slaves (1870)
  • 6. EXTENDING SUFFRAGE (CONT) Women Denied right to vote 19th Amendment: Female suffrage (1920) Race (1960s) Civil Rights movement ➙ Voting Rights Act of 1965: racial equality at the polling stations 23rd Amendment: District of Columbia voters added (1961) 24th Amendment: Eliminated poll tax (1964) Age 1. 26th Amendment: 18 years old set (1971)
  • 7. SOCIOLOGICAL FACTORS Income, Occupation Low ➙ Democrats High ➙ Republicans (professional and business) Education Higher Education ➙ Liberal leaning
  • 8. SOCIOLOGICAL FACTORS (CONT.) Gender/Age Women and Young - Democrats Men and Old - Republicans Religious/Ethnic Protestant - Republicans Catholic & Jewish - Democrats Non-Caucasian - Democrats Geography Small Cities - Republicans Large Cities - Democrats
  • 9. VOTER QUALIFICATIONS Universal Requirements Citizenship - no foreign aliens allowed to vote Residence - in that state (length varies in states) Registration - Provide name, age, place of birth, present address, length of residence & ID
  • 10. VOTER QUALIFICATIONS (CONT.) Kansas 18 US Citizen Residence: No length Be registered Disqualifications: a. death, federal or state felony (until sentence done) http://www.kssos.org/forms/ elections/voterregistration.pdf ! 1 2 3 4 5 6 Kansas Voter Registration Application Register to vote online at www.sos.ks.gov Instructions: To register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of the State of Kansas. You must have reached the age of 18 years before the next and/or address, you must have abandoned your former residence and/or name. - A: B: 1-800-262-VOTE (8683) V/TTY You can use this application to Register to vote in Kansas, change your name or your address on your How to register to vote - gible to vote in that election. Failure to answer both questions will result in rejection of application (please print in blue or black ink) (select one) Registration Update Signature (select one) Continue to step 7 tear off instructions and seal before mailing. ! ! these -- Jr. Sr. II III IV Male Female Current Kansas driver’s license # Libertarian ReformLast four digits of your social security # I do not have any of these numbers Kansas resident, that I will be 18 years old before the next election, that if convicted of a felony, I have had my civil rights restored, that I have abandoned my former residence and/or other name, and that I have told the truth. StateCityCounty number in addition to one of the above) XXX-XX - Kansas County City City month day year month day year I have resided at the above address since These numbers will be used for administrative purposes only and will not be disclosed to the public. (K.S.A. 25-2309) Sign inside box month day year
  • 11. VOTER BEHAVIOR Voters Higher income, education, occupational status, active community member, long time resident Non-Voters Younger than 35, unmarried, men less likely to vote