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FrontPage:Turn in your webquest/voter registration; have research questions on your desk. Why don’t people vote?

Fully Functional Nintendo Controller Coffee Table

Homework: Prez Election RQs due next Monday

who votes who doesn t and why

Who Votes, Who Doesn’t and Why…

Influences on Voters

Part 1:

why do people vote
Why do people vote?
  • Civic duty?
  • Influence policies?
  • Bored?
  • PB + D <C?

P = probability that vote will matter

B = perceived benefit that a person will receive if their party wins

D = civic duty/democracy, or any personal gratification a person receives from voting

C = cost of “doing business”

turnout by party so who votes more
Turnout by party…so, who votes more?
  • This chart shows approximately how many people are registered members of each political party.
the type of election
The Type of Election
  • Why do you think the type of election matters?
what other factors influence whether people turn out to vote
What other factors influence whether people turn out to vote?
  • What other factors did you find?
    • What else might influence people to turn out or stay away?
  • Weather
  • “Ballot fatigue”
    • And in presidential years, “time-zone fallout”
  • The polls
    • Candidate in the lead?
    • Candidate trailing?
  • Propaganda…and negative campaigning…
    • How do you think this impacts voter turnout?
why don t people vote
Why don’t people vote?
  • Vote doesn’t matter
  • No interest in politics
  • Don’t like any candidates
  • Too busy
  • Other reasons?
why tuesday
Why Tuesday?
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WvoGlQ7zH8