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    Low Voter Turnout

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    In the past, voter turnout has peaked at about 60% of the United States population in the 2008 presidential election. The U.S. hasn't reached more than 65% voter turnout since 1912. The percentage of voter turnout in midterm elections is even lower at about 40 percent. Compared to many different nations across the world, voter turnout compared to the eligible population in presidential elections is stunning low. It is important to note that many democratic European countries are parliamentary…

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    Last, a group of scholars focus on the relationship of partisan polarization and political participation, in particular voter turnout. Unfortunately, only a few studies empirically and rigorously test the polarization’s effect on voter turnout as well as the mass political behavior as a whole. Some articles deal with the topic and present results of analysis, but most of them rely solely on descriptive statistics. Abramowitz and Saunders (2008) conclude that ideological polarization in the…

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    Voter Turnout In Canada

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    In the 2011 Canadian federal election, voter turnout was a disappointing 61.1% according to Elections Canada records; this was the second lowest recorded turnout in Canadian history. The introduction of the Fair Elections Act (Bill C-23) will likely drive this percentage even lower. Bill C-23 is a controversial Bill that makes significant changes to federal election policies in Canada. Harry Neufeld, an independent election consultant, argues that, contrary to its title, the Act is undemocratic…

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    Voter Turnout I am an international student, but I absolutely care about the future of this country, which is why I think everyone of age should vote. However, voter turnout for young people aged 18-24, historically has been low. Young people have often been accused of not caring. I don’t think that is necessarily the problem. I think the issue is that a lot of young people feel like voting doesn’t accomplish anything when day after day we see business as usual in government. This election year…

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    with many things solving the problems of low voter turnout will be a process that will take more then just minor tweaking. In order to do so and ensure that the election will still be carried in a fair and accurate way will take time, and approval on various different levels of legislation. The problem with our countries low voter turnout rates during federal elections is lower then we would like, but not as low as our cities and states low voter turnout rates among state and local election.…

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    legitimizing a country’s political system. Electoral systems part of symbolic elections are for voters to get “the most out of their vote”. There is a list of all register voters in countries but some voters are excluded due to them not meeting the requirements in the country, but other countries keep a better record than other countries. Gallagher and Laver (2011) give details around 1970s, turnout been decreasing at elections all across Europe. Their argument helps the research question for…

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    Voter turnout is described to be the percentage of eligible voters that can cast a ballot in an election. There are two ways that voter turnout can be measured: the percentage of registered voters voting or the percentage of the voting-age population voting. Voting-age population is the favored and endorsed measure because it disqualifies variations in state voting requirements and elections that can influence voter turnout. Compared to other countries, the United States is low on…

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    Federalism Vs Voting Cost

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    to increase the turnout rate. Some people who are not likely to vote unless they get the push will be more likely to vote in this scenario. American federalism gives the electorate a lot of opportunities to cast their ballots. Whether it be for local, state or federal elections, voters in the United States have a lot of chances to have their voices heard in the ballot box. That being said though, turnout is the exact opposite as voters stay home in large numbers. Mobilizing voters seems to be a…

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    Strict Voter Id Laws

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    This article examines the effects that strict voter identification laws has over voting-eligible Americans and concludes against popular opinion that these laws do not affect voter turnout. Due to Georgia’s strict ID laws, the author finds that while turnout among black in Georgia fluctuates, turnout since the implementation of the strict voter ID laws is generally higher than black turnout was immediately before strict voter ID requirements were enforced. This source is valuable in tackling…

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    others in Kansas face. The reason I am writing to you today is to address the impact these hurdles have on voter turnout and to propose a solution to this problem. As the Kansas Secretary of State, you are tasked with deciding the requirements that citizens must meet in order to vote in these elections. Some of these requirements, including shorter voter registration deadlines and stricter voter ID laws, were adopted by Kansas under the Secure and…

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