Flashcards in Poltical Participation Cards Deck (20):
An individual who actively promotes a political cause.
An election ballot of uniform size printed by the government and cast in secret.
People who not only vote but like to get involved in campaign activities as well.
People who tend to reserve their energies for community activities.
People who are highly educated, have high incomes, and participate in all forms of politics.
The constitutional amendment that guaranteed the right to vote regardless of race, color, or previous condition of slavery.
A state law allowing people to vote, even if they did not meet legal requirements, if an ancestor had voted before 1867.
People who rarely vote, do not get involved in organizations, and do not even talk much about politics.
A state law requiring potential voters to demonstrate reading skills.
A law passed by Congress in 1993 that allowed people to register to vote when applying for a driver’s license.
An amendment to the Constitution allowing women the right to vote.
People who do not participate in political activity, but will contact local officials about specific problems.
A state tax paid prior to voting.
People who are eligible to vote in an election and who have signed up with the government to vote.
The 1971 constitutional amendment that lowered the voting age in both state and federal elections to eighteen.
The 1961 constitutional amendment permitting residents of Washington, D.C., to vote in presidential elections.
Voting Rights Act of 1965
The federal law that suspended the use of literacy tests in elections/authorized federal examiners to order the registration of blacks in regions with less than half the voting age population registered to vote.
voting age population
The percentage of people in a country who are eligible to vote because they satisfy the minimum age requirement.
People who vote but participate in little else politically.