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    Dylan Bass FSEM 132 Professor Nevison 11/12/14 Internet Voting Internet voting is a type electronic voting in which voters submit their ballots, as shown by the name, by way of the Internet. There are many perceived advantages and potential issues to this method because of the simple fact that is so new and they are still working out many of the kinks. The idea behind Internet voting is that it would provide a way to improve on many of the current voting methods by making the vote processing…

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    in which each nation has decided on the type of ballot…

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    The Horn of Africa, Eritrea, is home to around 6 million people and is the worlds’ most oppressive state. Isaias Afwerki has been in power for around two decades and since taking up power in 1993 has forbidden any elections from taking place. Political theorist, Robert Dahl, considers the following four aspects vital for the making of a free and fair election: 1. the ability to vote without fear of reprisal; 2. coercion is prohibited and not practiced; 3. all voters are counted as equal; 4.…

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    In the 2000 election between Al Gore and George W. Bush, more than 175,000 votes were counted as undervotes in Florida. An undervote is a ballot not counted because of unclear marking by the voter. The difference of votes for Florida was 1,784, specifically a three percent difference deciding who won the twenty-five electoral votes. A machine recount is mandatory if the difference is less than five percent [1]. The legitimacy of this election is questionable. Did the Republican party fight dirty…

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    Low Voter Turnout Essay

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    The American government strives to meet the ideal of a “government of the people, by the people, for the people.” In order for the government to represent the voices of the people, every person needs to have a voice. But what about when the cost of voting is too high? Especially when people don’t see their vote as mattering? When voter turnout is extremely low, is the government still of the people, by the people, for the people? For many people information about candidates and free time are too…

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    of the secret ballot, which was meant to curb the power of political parties and bosses. Political parties usually controlled the distribution of ballots and only allowed party candidate names on the ballot, making it difficult to vote for someone in another party. Before the introduction of the secret ballot, political bosses were able to sit with voters and manipulate their decisions. With the government-printed secret ballot coming into use, people were able to fill out the ballot in privacy,…

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    Suffragists answered this question by saying that the government will become whole-er because giving women the ballot would eliminate the contradiction the government has had for years. That contradiction which is the government being a democracy but it doesn’t consider the voices of those it’s governing. As Senator Owen states, “The great doctrine of the American…

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    Voting Process Essay

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    individual votes by going to a polling station and filling in a ballot paper that they then put into a ballot box. All voting is done anonymously and therefore each individual votes in separate polling booths. This stops any forestalling and voting intimidation. However, voting personally also takes time and money because staff are needed in order to count the votes. o Postal: Voting by post involves the individual filling out a ballot paper and postal voting statement anonymously/ secretly…

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    recounts in select counties, news stories were filled with the obscure vocabulary of the election judge.” (Levy 2) “The County officials tried to determine voter intent through the cloud of “hanging chads” (incompletely punched paper ballots) and “pregnant chads” (paper ballots that…

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    England, France, Australia, Italy---these countries have placed bans on marketing prescription drugs directly to consumers. In fact, only two developed countries haven’t banned direct-to-consumer advertising---New Zealand and the United States (Canada allows highly regulated direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising). While pharmaceutical companies have been advertising prolifically for decades, 1997 brought on the current onslaught of direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising…

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