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WHITE PRIMARY
Democratic Party primary in many southern countries in the early part of the twentieth century that excluded black people from voting
LITERACY TEST
Examination of a person's ability to read and write as a prerequisite to voter registration, outlawed by Voting Rights Act (1965) as discrimatory
POLL TAXES
Taxes imposed as a prerequisite to voting, prohibited by the twenty-fourth Amendment
"MOTOR VOTER ACT"
Federal mandate that states offer voter registration at driver's licensing and welfare offices
TURNOUT
Number of voters who actually cast ballots in an election, as a percentage of people eligible to register and vote
REGISTRATION
Requirement that prospective voters establish their identity and place of residence prior to an eletion in order to be eligible to vote
POLITICAL ALIENATION
Belief that politics is irrevalant to one's life and that one cannot personally affect public affairs
PROTESTS
Public marches or demonstrations designed to call attention to an issue and motivate others to apply pressure on public officials
CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE
Form of public protest involving the breaking of laws believed to be unjust