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Voting. Qualifications, Rights, Behavior . Qualifications to Vote. Citizenship Undocumented immigrants are generally denied the right to vote, but any state could allow them to vote if it so chooses Residence Must be a legal resident of the state where you want to vote Age

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voting

Voting

Qualifications, Rights, Behavior

qualifications to vote
Qualifications to Vote
  • Citizenship
    • Undocumented immigrants are generally denied the right to vote, but any state could allow them to vote if it so chooses
  • Residence
    • Must be a legal resident of the state where you want to vote
  • Age
    • According to the 26th Amendment, the minimum voting for each state has to be no higher than 18
  • Registration
    • All states except North Dakota require registration to vote
factors that affect voting behavior
Factors that Affect Voting Behavior
  • Sociological Factors
  • Psychological Factors
psychological factors perceptions of politics
Psychological Factors (Perceptions of Politics)
  • Party Identification: most significant and lasting predictor of how someone will vote (straight-ticket voting)
  • Candidates/Issues:
    • Specific issues and candidates can change the voting behavior of the electorate (those who vote)
    • The likeability, personality, character, and past record of a candidate plays a role as well
people who cannot vote
People Who Cannot Vote
  • People in mental hospitals
  • Others who have been determined mentally incompetent
  • Those convicted of serious crimes
  • All those in prison
  • Sometimes, those who have dishonorable discharges from the armed forces