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Unformatted text preview: Voters Decisions Voters Decisions Whether to vote suffrage legal structures individuals attitudes Which candidate to vote for legal structures - prior lecture individuals attitudes Changes in Suffrage Table 8-2 in America at Odds Turnout in Worlds Democracies 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 A u s t r a l i a B e l g i u m I t a l y A u s t r i a N e w Z e a l a n d D e n m a r k N e t h e r l a n d s S w e d e n G r e e c e G e r m a n y N o r w a y I s r e a l F i n l a n d C a n a d a B r i t a i n J a p a n S p a i n I r e l a n d F r a n c e U .S . S w i t z e r l a n d & = compulsory voting &= automatic registration & = neither Source: Burns, Peltason, Cronin, Magleby, 17th edition, p. 290 Differences in Turnout: US Versus Other Democracies Registration requirements In U.S. Progressive reform Strength of political parties Election scheduling Varying versus set election dates Weekday versus holiday voting Fewer elections Change in Turnout over Time On versus off-year elections Changes in legal structures Changes in suffrage laws Changes in registration laws Changes in political parties...
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2010 for the course POL 201 taught by Professor Norrander during the Spring '07 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.
- Spring '07