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    society. Despite this, there are a significant amount of people who do not do so. Once a place of incredibly high voter turnout, New Zealand in recent years has taken a remarkable shift in the other direction. Only by understanding which groups of people do not vote and why they choose to do so, can we take the best initiative in changing the path we are going down. The reduction in voter turnout has not occurred across the board. Particular groups of people are significantly less likely to…

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    The thought being presented is voter turnout could be at an all-time low in countries as a result of the electoral system. Turnout could increase again or turnout can keep declining where turnout comes to a certain point in countries’ election could no longer play a role to have political knowledge. Will take a look at voter turnout in 30 countries electoral system in legislative elections from mid-1940 to the current…

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    The Michigan model of voter choice most prominently featured in the book The American Voter emphasises the role that social identity plays on our decisions made at the ballot box which we gain from our environment around us such as our parents’ political views. In this essay, I, will show why the Michigan model of voting offers an inadequate explanation for the way people vote and why I believe that the rational choice theory of voting specifically the altruistic theory of voting with a focus on…

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    Thinking About Political Reform by John R. Johannes is about making the American government operate smoother for the people and politics. Political reformers are faced with these challenging issues. They must think about what reforms are great for politics and if they will work out for the people. In the book Thinking About Political Reform Johannes discuss what reform is and list numerous reforms that can benefit American government. This essay is intended to break down each chapter of Thinking…

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    The data on the total number of votes for each election year revealed that states with strict voter ID laws; actually had a smaller decrease in their percentage of total votes, than compared to the states without voter ID laws. For instance, Georgia, Tennessee and Kansas (states with strict voter ID laws), there was a combined decrease in votes by 12.2%; whereas in Illinois, California and New York there was a combined decrease by 16.2%. Similarly, the nation popular vote totals for all six…

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    truthfulness of this statement. The article, The Republicans Should Pray for Rain: Weather, Turnout, and Voting in U.S. Presidential Elections, opts to put an end to the confusion surrounding the accuracy of inclement weather negatively affecting voter turnout. Together, Brad T. Gomez, Thomas G. Hansford, and George A. Krause, work to find the long sought after answer to if weather has a real effect on voter turnout and how or if the reaches of that effect extend to the political parties. The…

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    Canada to represent the impact these organizations confrontations have had on Indigenous communities. It is no surprise that voter turnout among Aboriginal Canadians is lower than among non-Aboriginal Canadians. Upon researching surveys conducted with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal electors following the last four Canadian federal elections there are reasons for the gap in turnout. Aboriginals who live on First Nations reserves tend to vote less than those who reside off reserves. There are many…

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    US citizens have the right to vote but when it comes to voting in elections voter turnout has shown to be traditionally low at between 50 and 70 percent of eligible voters. The lack of participation in the political process shows that election results are not indicative of the views of the people as a whole which undermines certain democratic values. The people who are voting are more likely to heavily favor one of the two major parties which makes those parties focus on appealing to their…

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    trying to understand the effect of voter turnout with new ideas being presented for the cause. Countries’ electoral systems offer a wide range of reasons behind the causes of voter turnout. Anthony Downs’ theories are leading principles in voter turnout field by using rational choice thinking of voters. Downs tries to explain people’s thinking when coming to elections. Downs ' (1957) ‘calculus-of-voting’ model, voters are instrumentally rational. The model is about voters will vote in order to…

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    working, and possibly Democrat. This is why Republicans would suggest that the timing of this law being passed was not a coincidence. The right for felons to vote may increase the number of voter turnout and the number of those who are able to vote. Therefore, this law may have a good impact on the voter turnout overall. There have been different opinions about the felons’ voting rights, but the fact that a majority of them may be Democrats makes those of the opposite party hesitant about…

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