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Unformatted text preview: increase in the number of voters who are aligned (politically independent) 4. Turnout in America a. Who turns out and why? i. We have a lot of elections ii. Number of registration requirements iii. Huge number of decisions iv. With only two parties, some people cant find a party who matches their own v. Less engaged in politics vi. Most people feel their vote wont make a different b. Trends i. Those in jail ii. Those who arent citizens c. Why do people turnout? i. Resources 1. Education 2. Experience 3. Income 4. Efficacy 5. Partisanship 6. Social involvement ii. Excitement 1. Close elections, high media attention iii. Over stimulation 1. Mobilization by parties 2. Mobilization by candidates...
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2010 for the course POLI 100 taught by Professor Rabinowitz during the Fall '07 term at UNC.
- Fall '07