Chapter 7

Chapter 7 - Chapter 7-Political Participation and Voting:...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Chapter 7-Political Participation and Voting: Expressing the Popular Will Political participation: o Involvement in activities intended to influence public policy and leadership Voter turnout in the US elections is low in comparison with that of other democratic nations Active participation in community groups and political organizations is higher in the US than in other democracies, reflecting the nation’s tradition of local government Most Americans make a sharp distinction between their personal and national life Voter Participation Factors in Voter Turnout: The United States in Comparative Perspective Embrace the symbolism of voting Voter turnout o The proportion of adult citizens who actually vote in a given election Nonvoting is far more prevalent in the US than in nearly all other democracies Low turnout because: o Registration requirements o Frequency of elections o Lack of clear-cut difference between parties Registration Requirements Registration o Official list of registered voters
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 4

Chapter 7 - Chapter 7-Political Participation and Voting:...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online