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    Essay On Mandatory Voting

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    Voter Turnout? Every few years, the concept of compulsory or mandatory voting appears on United States politicians’ radar as a solution to increasing voter turnout. Following the 2014 midterm elections, when only 33.9 percent of eligible voters cast ballots, President Obama threatened to make voting compulsory via an executive order (DelReal). This announcement by the president brought the idea to the forefront of American politics once again, and constitutional scholars quickly responded,…

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    Voting Rights Violations

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    In 1776, any white male that owned property in the United States had the right to vote in the local and national election. Today, this country has come a long way in voting rights and any eligible adult can vote if they meet some basic requirements. Looking specifically at Alaska, an individual has voting rights if they are: 1) a U.S. Citizen; 2) a resident in Alaska 30 days before an election; 3) 18 years or older; 4) not convicted felon or a convicted felon with voting rights restored; and…

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    As the 8th of November dawned on the nation, voters across the nation lined up at the polls to cast their vote in the election. While most state ballots simply contained presidential candidates and state representatives, the California ballot was a bit more unique. There were severely options on the ballot that voters could mark either yes or no to certain choices simply called propositions. This begs the question, “What exactly are these California propositions?”. The California propositions…

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    When this pamphlet came in the mail last year, I specifically remember spending a few hours on a Saturday reading every little detail. After I read the ballot portions I went to Ballotpedia ( http://ballotpedia.org/Ballotpedia:About ) and also researched it there. In addition, to the opinions in the voters pamphlet, I also looked at the coverage of pros and cons by the state newspapers (The Oregonian, and the Statesman Journal). Once I made up my mind, I penciled it as a Y or N in the voter…

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    and the US, Second Ballot Majority-Runoff (SBMR), which is used in 15 countries worldwide including France and Finland, and Alternative Vote (AV), used in Australia (Norris, 1997). First Past the Post is the simplest of these three, and works by electing candidates simply based on who garners the most votes in their riding, regardless of whether they receive more than 50% of the vote or not. Single Ballot Majority-Runoff differs from FPTP in that it requires…

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    society. One such method being through the government establishing policies to improve or correct the social condition. Therefore, the implementation of the Progressive Movement can be seen in the provision to the Arizona Constitution like: secret ballots, direct primaries, voter initiatives, referendums, and the recall of judges. In the 1910’s to write these concepts into ones state constitution was quit a vogue proposition. In fact, President Taft rejected the initial Arizona Constitution…

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    To learn how to mount a losing political campaign, look no further than Ohio’s Tuesday defeat of a ballot proposal that would have legalized both recreational and medical marijuana. The passed measure would have been historic in a number of ways. But the measure failed in large part due to how it was conceived. A consortium of wealthy Ohio investors crafted a plan whereby they each contributed money to the ResponsibleOhio plan for legalization. The top ten donors to ResponsibleOhio would then be…

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    conducted by Harvard University and “of those who indicated that they planned to vote in the 2004 presidential election, more than one-quarter 26 percent-said they don’t know or ‘aren’t sure’ where their polling place is or how to vote by absentee ballot” (Eisner 2004). The government can have information sessions for new voters to teach then about the voting process. This would increase the number of young people voting because they will feel more confident in the process. Another solution to…

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    Due to the very old and confusing system of punching in holes for the voting ballots in Florida, this caused many votes to either no be valid or cause confusion as to who did the voter voted for. There were ballots that “the voter has noticeably indented but had not punched all the way through” (“Media Recount”). The recount was allowing these barely punched in holes to be counted, which could…

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    Jean Hurst Political Science 1 Prof. Robb November 1, 2016 Condoms in Porn Proposition 60, also known as the Condoms in Pornographic Films Initiative, is a California ballot proposition that will not only require the use of condoms and other protective measures during the filming of porn, but forces producers to pay for certain health requirements along with check ups. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation sponsors it, with nearly 5 million dollars raised. The Democratic Party, Republican Party, as…

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