Voter Turnout in Presidential Elections Research Paper by Nicky

Voter Turnout in Presidential Elections
A look at the factors that influence voter participation in the United States presidential elections.
# 128839 | 2,721 words | 20 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Aug 15, 2010 in Political Science (Election and Campaigns)


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Description:

The paper specifically investigates the impact of the media, voter difficulty with registration, the electoral college impact on voter turnout and mobilization of voters by community and civic organizations, and finally, the vote of felony offenders. The paper clearly shows how voting is becoming increasingly more difficult due to the restrictions, regulations and legislation concerning voting, and that these restrictions disproportionately affect certain socioeconomic classes, races and ethnicities.

Outline:
Objective
Introduction
Literature Review
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"The work of Michael H. Crespin and Ryan J. Vander Wielen (2002) entitled: "The Influence of Media Projections on Voter Turnout in Presidential Elections from 1980-2000" relates the fact that media projections and its affect on voter turnout in presidential elections have been addressed in the research of various scholars. These authors state that the research has "failed to adequately address the influence that demographics and election specific factors have upon turnout." (Crespin and Vander Wielen, 2002) While media does not always make predictions that are accurate, it is certain that the media "plays a distinct role on Election Day in the United States." (Crespin and Vander Wielen, 2002) When presidential races are close "projections will be made late in the evening after the electorate has cast their ballots." (Crespin and Vander Wielen, 2002) Early projections, which are made before some voters have even had the chance to cast their vote, have an impact on the election "since a change in turnout can potentially have adverse effects on congressional elections." (Crespin and Vander Wielen, 2002)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • McFayden, Elgie, Jr. (2008) The African American Vote: Impact on United States Presidential Elections. October 28, 2008). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1291549.
  • 2007 American Political Science Association Annual Conference. 1 Sept 2007. Online available at: http://brennan.3cdn.net/63836ceea55aa81e4f_hlm6bhkse.pdf
  • Althaus, S.L. and Trautman, T. (2004) The Impact of Television Market Size on Voter Turnout in American Elections. University of Illinois, Department of Speech Communication. Online available at: http://www.communication.illinois.edu/salthaus/althaus%20and%20trautman%20AAPOR04.pdf
  • Althaus, S.L. and Trautman, T. (2004) The Impact of Television Market Size on Voter Turnout in American Elections. University of Illinois, Department of Speech Communication. Online available at: http://www.communication.illinois.edu/salthaus/althaus%20and%20trautman%20AAPOR04.pdf
  • Baretto, M.A. Nuno, S.A. and Sanchez, G.R. (2007) Voter Id Requirements And The Disenfranchisements Oflatino, Black And Asian Voters. Prepared for presentation at:

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