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Chapter 3 Maxwell/Crain Part 1 What are the defining characteristics of a representative democracy? (page 70) Elections. It is the term American political scientists have given to the reasons why people for other reasons, not because they choose not to vote? (70) Participation Paradox What are the most important demographic variables that determines who votes? (70) Education, income, and age. What are 5 indicators that determines who votes? (71) Education, income, age, interest, and party identification. What are the 3 legal qualifications for voting in Texas? (72) A citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age, and a resident of the state is eligible to register and vote in Texas. What is the Voting Rights Acts of 1965 and 1970? (72) In order to vote, people must be registered. A person may register by mail. Motor voter means a person can also register when renewing a driver’s license. What did the Texas state legislature do in 1975 for counties with 5% or more Mexican- Americans? (73) The legislature required that all ballots and election materials be printed in Spanish as well as English in counties with 5 percent or more Mexican American population. In 1991, what did the Texas state legislature do? (73) The legislature authorized early voting, which allows people to vote at a number of different sites before election day. What is voter turnout? (73) The proportion of eligible Americans who vote. Has there been an increase of voter turnout in the U.S.? (73) Increase from 70.6 million votes for president in 1964 to 121 million votes in 2004… Does the voting age population (VAP) has grown at a much faster rate than the actual voting population? T or F (73) True Between the ages of 18 and 24 the voter turnout rate has remained fairly steady? T or F (73)
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