Voting Essays

Political Parties and Voting Behavior

Thesis: What are the predominant political factors that affect the voting behavior of a population ? Hypothesis : Pluralism, ideology, religion and social factors are the predominant political factors that affect the voting behavior of the population. Introduction : Pluralism in voting population is a natural phenomena in European and American cosmopolitan societies . Elsewhere, in Asia and far- East ethnic diversity too exists. A consequence of this pluralism is multi-party political system .Interests of different segregated sections of society…

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Was the Constitution a Compilation of Compromises_

In the United States, since roughly 1800, there have been two majorpolitical parties. For the last 150 years or so, these two parties have been the Democrat and Republican parties. This is in deep contrast to many other democratic nations, who often have as many as ten significant parties. Many people wonder why the United States has only two parties and why it is so difficult for a third or a fourth party to make any significant gains and become…

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Lowering the Voting Age to 16

A debate that has seemed to become more popular in the past couple of years is the voting age n the United States, and whether it should be lowered to 16. Many teenagers across the nation have reached out and tried to bigot to help get the subject some attention and get those in the political world talking. Many others, mostly adults, are astonished and appalled at this idea, and don’t seem to take them or the uproar towards the…

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The 2008 Presidential Election. . . Who Will I Vote_

Not every citizen has the freedom to choose a person whom he or she thinks is capable of leading an entire country. Suffrage is defined as the civil right to vote. “In most democracies, citizens or subjects above the voting age can normally vote in its elections. It came from the Latin word suffragium, meaning vote.” (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). The freedom to vote is a rare opportunity. Every individual who are blessed with this right must grab the chance….

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Voting and High School

Background of the Study The era of computer system has spread very fast, wide and extreme conduct of required data. Voting System for the Central Board of Student High School Department in San Sebastian College Recoletos – Manila is still using the manual process, now the proponents are ready to change the free of manual using process. This study would help them with this attributes efficiency, convenience and security not just to the integrity of voting but also the protections…

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Low Voter Turnout

SUMMARY OF ARTICLE: The article was written in 1992, basically saying that the fight over ideologies was done, cold war was over, and we were ending the 20th century with America on top. Compare that to today, we compete with China, and Washington fights over ideologies are the greatest they’ve ever been. It’s beneficial for our country when some people don’t vote because it is important for a candidate to be properly chosen rather than many people voting just to…

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There Should Be Voter Id in All States

The introduction of voter IDs nation-wide is an issue long overdue. That the American voting system is in need of reform became apparent with the glitches in the 2000 presidential election, and exploration of issues to be addressed has returned one important matter: the need to address the possibility of election fraud. While some states have already introduced voter identification, others lag behind. Therefore, one way to address the problem can be the introduction of voter IDs on a federal…

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Presidential Electoral System

The Presidential Electoral System of the United States is one that is unique among the electoral systems of nations all over the world as it breaks down into separate elections of each federal state – 51 – which is then integrated to determine the winning candidate.  Members of the Electoral College are tasked to select their preference for the chief executive position, which is then committed as the vote of the state.  The members of the Electoral College are in…

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How to Vote in an Automated Election

The Philippines is a developing country. One of the proofs of these developments is the transformation from manual to automated election. New and old voters might have a little information or even nothing at all about this high technology used for the elections. Hopefully, this guide on how to vote in an automated election will make the procedure less confusing for the voters. Synchronized National and Local Elections will be in May 13, 2013 as per RA 7166 Sec. 2…

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American Cities in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century

In the late 19th and early 20th century, American cities faced challenges which arose from the effects of industrialization and urbanization. During this time, three groups were active to do what they thought was best for themselves and society. These groups were immigrants, political machines, and reformers. Political Machines put an effect on the government and the society in the late nineteenth century. Did these political machines have more of a positive or a more of a negative effect on…

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Automated Election

I. Introduction The Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) or Optical Mark Reader (OMR) technology system adopted by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) under the present political conditions and capability of the nation’s election manager, the Comelec, will make the whole electoral process bereft of credibility, transparency, or voter participation. With no electronic technology being invented that is safe from human intervention such as hacking and other types of computer attacks, the system will most likely lead to wholesale electronic cheating….

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Manual System or Automated Election System

Elections have played an integral role in the development of one’s country. Essentially, an election is a procedure by which members of communities and/or organizations choose persons to hold an office. It is a technique of rendering authority and/or creating representative bodies. Elections are often linked to the idea of democratic representation. Therefore, an election is a device for filling an office or posts through choices made by a designated body of people. The conduct of elections in the Philippines…

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Low Turnout of American Voters

America’s voting system is in dire need of changes. Is this because American voters do not care about who is running? Why is it that when election time comes around the middle and lower class feel like they are nothing? Is this due to the fact that they cannot afford to take off work to vote, or they feel their votes do not count, or rather that they are simply less educated on politics and not very politically active? Only…

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The Importance of Voting in the American System

A single vote may seem insignificant among a million other votes. But what if every American citizen thinks that their vote would not matter and decides not to vote? The answer is simple! No one would get elected. In a democratic society such as America, it follows that the people applies the concept of majority rule; that the citizens will protect even the rights of minorities; that the citizens will obey the law; that there must be a freedom of…

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How Has Voting Changed Over Time_

Over time, as America promoted greater civil liberties for all of its citizens, voting rights have also undergone change. When the United States was formed, citizens with voting rights were mainly Caucasian males. African American males that were freed could vote also, but slaves however, were considered property and could not vote. States could administer poll taxes, which often left poorer people without the ability to vote if they couldn’t afford the tax. Women didn’t have voting rights and voters…

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