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Chapter 6 Gov. Notes. Suffrage or Franchise . Means the right to vote. Electorate. The size of the American voting population Citizens must be 18 years of age United States Citizens. Five Stages of Suffrage. 1) Religious qualifications

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suffrage or franchise
Suffrage or Franchise
  • Means the right to vote
  • The size of the American voting population
  • Citizens must be 18 years of age
  • United States Citizens
five stages of suffrage
Five Stages of Suffrage
  • 1) Religious qualifications
  • 2) 15th amendment was intended to protect any citizen from not having the right to vote
  • 3) 19th amendment prohibited the denial of voting rights based off of gender
  • 4) Voting Rights act of 1965 eliminated poll tax and 23rd amendment allowed D.C. to vote
stages of suffrage cont
Stages of Suffrage Cont’
  • Adoption of the 26th amendment stated that no state can set the minimum age for voting at more than 18
  • Are people who are only living in a state for a short time.
  • College students who claim their campus community as their legal residence can vote in that state
  • Is a procedure used for voter identification and was intended to prevent fraudulent voting.
  • It also allows officials to have a list of qualified voters.
  • Reviews of lists of registered voters and removes the names of those who are no longer eligible to vote
poll books
Poll Books
  • Are books that are cluttered with names of people who no longer meet voting requirements.
  • A persons ability to read or write
  • It was used to discourage some groups from voting
poll tax
Poll Tax
  • Was the payment of a special tax as a condition on voting.
  • It took place in the southern parts of the United States
  • Is the practice of drawing electoral district lines
  • It is used to eliminate the strength of one given party.
  • Is a court order that either compels (forces) or restrains (limits) the performance of some act by a private individual or by a public official
voting rights act of 1965
Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • Made the 15th amendment a true part of the Constitution.
  • It applied to all elections nationwide.
off year elections
Off Year Elections
  • Lower turn out rates
  • Congressional elections held in the even numbered years.
  • Held between Presidential elections
political efficacy
Political Efficacy
  • They lack any sense of their own influence or effectiveness in politics.
gender gap
Gender Gap
  • The measurable differences between men and women in today’s society
party identification
Party Identification
  • The loyalty of people to a particular political party.
straight ticket voting
Straight Ticket Voting
  • The practice of voting for candidates based solely off of party affiliation.
split ticket voting
Split Ticket Voting
  • The practice of voting for the candidates of more than one party in an election.
  • This term is regularly used to identify those people who have no party affiliation.
what do voters look for in a candidate for president of the united states
What do voters look for in a candidate for President of the United States
  • Leadership
  • Experience
  • Religion
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Geographic Location
political socialization
Political Socialization
  • Who shapes our political opinions?
        • Family
        • Friends
        • Media
        • Society
        • Income Levels
        • Age
        • Education