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stateandlocalCh4 - Exam 2 will be on March 23, Chapters 3-5...

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Exam 2 will be on March 23, Chapters 3-5 Google Senator Chris Smith—29 th District Session begins March 8 Chapter 4 Voter participation o A rational voter should only vote if the cost of voting is exceeded by the expected value of having the preferred candidate win etc. o Political theorists have determined that there are other things that make people vote o Voting has intrinsic value: patriotism, sense of duty, allegiance to democracy o Ten reasons people do not vote 1. Burdensome and confusing registration requirements 2. Voter unawareness of the alternative to voting in person and voting on the day of the election (e.g.: early voting, mail-in ballots, voting at local courthouses) 3. Lack of competition (no interest in any of the candidates) 4. No high profile races (not aware of the candidates) 5. No personal contact by a candidate or political party (feeling of disconnection) 6. Purely personal reasons (know the candidates personally and just don’t like them) 7. Social and cultural attributions and experiences 8. Psychological disconnect with the political system
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