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Unformatted text preview: Voting, Campaigns, & Elections Chapter 8, Bianco & Canon How Do People Vote? The Importance of Elections n Define Our System of Government Republican/Representative Democracy n Importance of Elections People Select Representatives Link Representatives to Represented n Enhance Responsiveness Important Means of Accountability Types of Elections n United States has Two-Stage Electoral System n Stage One: Primary Elections Citizens vote to Select Party Nominees n Important reform of Progressive Era n Open vs. Closed Primaries n Stage Two: General Election Winner Wins Office n Implications? How does this matter? Two Elements of Voting Behavior n Important to Understand the Study of Voting Focuses on Two Elements n First: The Decision To Participate What Influences Choice to Vote n Second: Vote Choice Given Someone Decided to Participate, How Did She Actually Vote? The Right To Vote n Early Republic Restricted to white, male, propertied n Jacksonian Era Emergence of universal white, male suffrage by 1840 n Post-Civil War 15th Amendment n Womens Suffrage 19th Amendment (1920) n Voting Rights Act 1965 n 26th Amendment (1971) Voter Turnout n Paradox: High value placed on right to vote, yet millions do not vote n Theoretically Rational NOT...
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