Wilson Vocabulary Chapter 6

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Australian Ballot

a uniform ballot printed by the government distributed at the polls and able to be marked in secret.

Activist

a militant reformer

Campaigners

Vote and get involved in helping in campaigns. Better educated than the average voter and have strong political ties to a party.

Communalists

Those who join organizations and participate in politics but not in partisan campaigns.

Complete Activists

A person completely indoctrinated into popular causes

Eligible Electorate

The population that is eligible to register to vote

Fifteenth Amendment

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

Grandfather Clauses

exempted citizens from restrictions on voting they, or their ancestors, had voted in previous elections or served in the Confederate military

Inactives

portion of the population that rarely votes, does not get involved in organizations, and probably does not even talk about politics very much

Literacy Tests

literacy requirement (understanding of the constitution) as a condition of voting

Motor Voter Bill

A legislator act passed in 1993 to allow voters to register by mail when they renew their drivers' license and provides for the placement of voter registration forms in motor vihicle, public assitance, and military recruitment offices.

Nineteenth Amendment

amendment to the constitution giving women the right to vote

Parochial Participants

Do not vote and stay out of elections and campaigns, but are willing to contact local officials about personal problems.

Poll Tax

a tax of a fixed amount per person and payable as a requirement for the right to vote

Registered Voters

People who are registered to vote

Twenty Sixth Amendment

an amendment to the US constituion, adoped in 1971 and lowering the voting age from 21 to 18

Voter Apathy

a lack of interest to vote, a "Whatever" attitude

Voting Age Population

Citizens who are eligible to vote after reaching the mininmum age requirement.

Voting Rights Act of 1970

gave eighteen year olds the right to vote in federal elections beginning January 1, 1971.

Voting Specialists

Those that do little more than vote, politically speaking. Tend to not be well-educated and are substantially older than the average American.

White Primaries

Democratic primary in the south that was limited to white people; ruled unconstitutional in Smith v. Allwright

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