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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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    The run for the presidency in 2000 was an event that any American watching will never forget. This historic election made Americans question the legitimacy of our election process and whether the president-elect was the actual winner. The 2000 election of vice president Al Gore vs Governor Bush was not legitimate. There were many factors that appeared after the election, that stirred up an uproar throughout the country. Networks announced that Al Gore won the popular vote with 51,009,810 votes…

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    and they will have to vote in the district near their residence. A photo ID is required when you're voting in person, but nothing is required when you have a mail in a ballot or absentee ballot even though the ballot is mailed to your home address. The resident could have moved and someone else could easily mail in the absentee ballot. The strict photo ID laws have a negative impact on the turnout of minority voters. To obtain a photo ID, you will have to have a copy of your birth certificate…

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    Voting has become a vital part of our civic responsibility in the United States of America. The participation of citizens to vote allows them to decide whom they want to run our country. It gives them a voice in the electoral process, which is important because it ultimately affects their life. Although our government has changed and progressed over the years—women now have the right to vote, the right to vote begins at the age of eighteen, and any individual can vote regardless of race—there…

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    Voting: A Visual Analysis

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    and a piece of white paper being inserted into the box. This signifies a ballot box, used for voting. The colors red and blue on the box signify the colors on the American flag. The ballot box also has a shadow, which covers a small fraction of the maze. Surrounding the ballot box is a maze. There are two openings leading to the box. One opening is a straight line, which is very easy to follow and leads directly to the ballot box. The other opening is extremely difficult to get to. A person has…

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    On the April 4th ballot in Jefferson City, Missouri, voters will make the decision to vote on Proposition J plus C as to whether the two-high school plan will be active or not. Proposition J includes a $130 million dollar bond issue to build a second Jefferson City Public High School and restore the original Jefferson City High School, standing since 1963. Proposition J will also bring an increase to taxes by .65 cents. Proposition C will include a .45 cent increase on the tax levy which will…

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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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    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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    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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