POLS CH 7 Questions part 2 Voting and Elections
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Which of the following makes it easy for a citizen to register to vote?
c. National Voter Registration Act
Which of the following is a reason to make voter registration more difficult?
b. decrease election fraud
What unusual step did Oregon take to increase voter registration?
a. The state automatically registers all citizens over eighteen to vote
If you wanted to prove the United States is suffering from low voter turnout, a calculation based on which population would yield the lowest voter turnout rate?
c. voter-age population
What characterizes those most likely to vote in the next election?
a. over forty-five voters
Why Belgium, Turkey, and Australia have higher voter turnout rates than the United States?
a. compulsory voting laws
A state might hold a primary instead of a caucus because a primary is_____.
c. faster and has higher turnout
Which of the following citizens is most likely to run for office?
b. Jeffery Lyons, a 40-year-old lawyer and father of one
Where and when do Electoral College electors vote?
c. in their state capitol, in December
In which type of election are you most likely to see coattail effects?
Susan is currently working two part-time jobs and is frustrated about the poor economy. On Election Day, she votes for every challenger on the ballot, because she feels the president and Congress are not doing enough to help her. What type of vote did she cast?
Which factor is most likely to lead to the incumbency advantage for a candidate?
b. gerrymandering of the candidate's district
Which of the following is not a step in the initiative process?
d. signature or veto by state governor
A referendum is not purely direct democracy because the ________.
c. government proposes something and the voters approve it
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