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11 Cards in this Set

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the right to vote
voter turnout
the proportion of persons of voting age who actually votes in a given election
Americans must be on an official list before they are able to vote and need to meet all eligibility requirements
civic duty
citizens who believe they are obliged to vote, regardless of the expected outcome of the election
a term used to describe a general lack of interest in or concern with politics
describes a sense of personal powerlessness that includes the notion that government does not care about the opinions of people like oneself.
single best predictor of voter turnout
prospective voting
a forward looking type of voting
retrospective voting
looking back on previous policies and wanting change or continued support
social captal
the sum of face-yo-face civic interactions among citizens in a society
social movements and political movements
broad efforts to achieve change by citizens who feel that government is acting improperly