The Decline in Voter Turnout Argumentative Essay by writingsensation

The Decline in Voter Turnout
A paper describing the reasons for low voter turnouts in recent elections.
# 68836 | 1,125 words | 5 sources | APA | 2006 | US

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This paper describes the reasons why citizens often choose not to vote in elections in the United States. The paper addresses the issue of minority voting, and what has been done to assure that minorities have the right to vote. The author describes a variety of reasons for the fluctuations in voter turnouts in United States history, and includes a section on how voters choose their candidate.

From the Paper:

"According to these authors, (1998), the passage of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) in 1965 served as a powerful tool for overcoming many past obstacles to voting for minority groups that existing in the past. "Initially and dramatically," they say, "the ban on literacy tests, poll taxes, and other obstacles to enfranchisement led to the registration of over a half million new southern black voters within two years of the VRA's enactment in 1965" (Cain & Miller 141). Notwithstanding the progress made to date in reforming the voting laws that prevented marginalized citizens from actively participating in the electoral process, a number of constraints continue to preclude many people in the U.S. from voting; these issues are discussed further below."

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