Ch10ReadingNotes

Topics: Elections, Election, Voter turnout Pages: 7 (1198 words) Published: June 30, 2015
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Political!Campaigns!and!Elections!

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Preview:$Each%event%listed%below%is%a%step%in%the%process%of%running%for%president.% Based%on%what%you%know%about%elections,%number%the%steps%in%the%most%logical%order% in%your%notebook.%Then%answer%this%question:%Do!you!think!this!process!helps!or! hinders!us!in!electing!the!best!individual!as!president?!%

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Section$10.2$$
Complete%the%table%below.%Record%any%applicable%date%when%each%group%gained% voting%rights,%and%briefly%explain%what%rights%were%gained%at%that%time.%%Then%answer% the%questions%that%follow.%
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Yes, because I do not believe that the younger generation of voters take advantage of their voting rights. They do not vote as often as they could and they do not realize that their vote matters and therefore they do not vote.

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Participating in televised debates increases voter turnout. This increases voter turnout because people will be able to see what you want to do for the country during your presidency.

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Sections$10.3$and$10.4$
Create%a%list%of%important%campaign%terms.%Include%a%brief%description%of%each:% general%election,%primary%election,%presidential%election,%midterm%election,%offKyear% election,%voter%registration,%open%primary,%closed%primary,%caucus,%term%limits,% battleground%states.%%

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a regular election of candidates for office, as
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a preliminary election to appoint delegates to a party
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