5. Weak Political Parties.
In many countries, parties make great efforts to get people to the polls. Even in earlier days in the United States, parties called their members to ensure that they registered and voted. Parties also would often provide transportation to the polls. American political parties today are not as strongly organized at the — or local — level.
Today, most people over the age of eighteen can vote, except for the mentally incompetent or people who have been convicted of major felonies in some states.
How can the United States improve its voter turnout? A major reform of recent year aims at the difficult registration process. In 1993, Congress passed the , more commonly known as the . The act requires states to allow people to register to vote when applying for a driver's license. The legislation took effect in 1995, but it did not improve voter turnout in the 1996 presidential election.
Why not apply that same criterion and entitle adult citizens to voting rights to decide the composition of corporate boards of directors and decide other corporate matters.
If we can do all of these things then why not vote online as well.
Many analysts have varying opinions as to why this is, and in an article written just before the presidential elections in 2004 discusses several tactics that supporters of the republican party used in order to allegedly discriminate against certain voters in swing states that could be decided either democrat or republican come election day....
I want to discuss with you today the importance of voting.
Rather, Congress passed Section 5 of the VRA, which required states and local governments with a history of racially discriminating voting practices to get the approval of the U.S.
There are three important aspects of voting.
Comparatively, Australia, a former colony of Britain, has enjoyed high and steady voter participation since 1924 because of the implementation of compulsory voting.