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ranged between 65 and 80 percent

Between 1860 and 1900, the percentage of eligible voters participating in presidential elections


In recent years, the gap between the VAP and VEP has

70 percent

What percentage of registered voters has typically participated in presidential elections since 1968?

both C and D

In most European countries, voter registration is

driver's licenses

In 1993, Congress attempted to facilitate voter registration by linking it to processes related to

both A and D

A 2008 study found get-out-the-vote drives have demonstrated statistically significant results when they involved

Andrew Jackson

Suffrage was extended to include virtually all white males by the administration of

Popularly elected House members

Which of the following was required by the U.S. Constitution?

after the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Blacks first voted in large numbers in the South

can be subject to federal voter registrars and poll watchers

By federal law, those areas in which less than 50 percent of the population has voted in presidential elections

The Australian ballot

Which of the following was not a device intended to prevent blacks from voting?


Until 1920, women were generally kept from voting by

women were given the right to vote

Between 1915 and 1925, the size of the eligible voting population in the United States almost doubled. The main reason for this was that

those aged eighteen to twenty

The Twenty-sixth Amendment extended suffrage to

did not flock to any particular party or candidate

When those below the age of 21 were first allowed to vote in presidential election, they

It has declined since the latter part of the nineteenth century

Which of the following statements about U.S. voter participation in presidential elections is correct?

both parties became more liberal

Those who see the decline of voter turnout as a function of party organization change believe all of the following except that

political parties

During the nineteenth century, voting ballots were printed by

It eliminated vote fraud

Which of the following statements regarding the Australian ballot is incorrect?

strict-voter-registration procedures

The steady decline in U.S. voter turnout appears to be the unintentional result of

stopped short of creating a uniform national voting system

Efforts to reform voting in the aftermath of the Florida vote-count controversy of 2000 might find particular fault with Congress because it

all of the above

In the aftermath of the 2002 reforms, ____ are to be used by voters in presidential elections.

the popular vote for president was not close

The text suggests that calls for reform in voting were somewhat muted in the aftermath of the 2004 national elections because

Democratic candidates

It has long been argued that universal voter turnout would strongly benefit


Verba and Nie found that about ____ of the population was never active in politics in any way.

Communalists from campaigners

The willingness to engage in partisan competition separates which two of the participation groups described by Verba and Nie?

taste of conflict

Two of the participation groups that Verba and Nie describe, campaigners and communalists, differ primarily in their

Parochial participants

Which of the following participation groups avoids both elections and community groups in its political activity?

all of the above

Rates of political participation tend to be higher among those who


Which of the following are more likely to join voluntary associations?

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