Unformatted text preview: o Curvilinear relationship- age, it starts low and raises until the end where it dips o Habits- once on the rolls no need to re-register • Turnout in the US o 26 th Amendment lowered the age required to vote which lowered the percentage of voters o Off-year elections range about 20% lower than presidential elections o Ballot roll-off o US turnout very low compared with most industrialized democracies, ranked 23 out of 24 o Compulsory voting exists in 5 countries- Belgium, Australia, Italy, Greece, and Spain o One of only two countries where the burden of registration is on the individual, France is the other o Ideas to increase voter turnout National holiday on voting day Move voting to a weekend Early voting Better absentee balloting Vote by mail Making it easier to register Elongating the period of voting...
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2008 for the course POL 0011 taught by Professor Glaser during the Spring '08 term at Tufts.
- Spring '08
- American Politics