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Unformatted text preview: Test 3 Study Guide 23:09 What is suffrage and how did it expand over the course of US History? Right to vote Legal right guaranteed by the 15 th amendment To women by 19 th amendment 26 th lowered the age to 18 Voting Rights Act 1965 gave the right to blacks Who votes and why? Individuals who derive personal satisfaction from going to the polls Expressing themselves outweighs typically modest cost of casting a ballot What factors are likely to affect voter turnout? Age and education has most effect on voting Those with deeper rots in their communities Directly affected by activities of political entrepreneurs pursuing offices or policies How do voters decide how they are going to vote? Made under conditions of considerable uncertainty Rely heavily on free information delivered by news media, campaign advertising, opinion leaders and their over experiences What is the Motor Voter Law? Why is it important? Required state governments to allow for registration when a qualifying voter applied/renewed their drivers license. Allowed for more accessible voter registration through mail-in and voter registration drives To encourage greater access to voter registration for those who needed further assistance registering What is performance voting? Basing votes for a candidate or party on how successfully the candidate or party performed while in office What is issue voting? Voting for candidates based on their positions on single issues, as opposed to their party or personal characteristics What is party identification and why is it important?...
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This note was uploaded on 08/16/2011 for the course POLS 1101 taught by Professor Cann during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.
- Fall '08