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Chapter 6 Test
Terms in this set (20)
The government left the power to set the voting qualifications to each
the right to vote
the right to vote is not a civil right it is a ........ why?
political right ; has to meet certain requirements
the potential voting population of the US is called the
what Texas law was struck down by the supreme court case Hill v Stone in 1975? why?
requiring ownership of property. violated the 14th amendment "Equal Protection Clause"
What did the voting rights act amendment of 1970 state about residence?
requirements of 30 days was prohibited
a person in a state for a short period of time
Describe Dunn v Blumstein
courts ruled that the requirements of longer than 30 days
....... is practiced by all states but north dakota
..... is the office where Mississippians can register to vote
what type of registration does Mississippi have?
Mississippians must register ........ days prior to the election
The ..... was abolished by the voting rights act of 1975 because it kept minorities from voting
The 24th amendment prohibits a ............ in national elections
Supreme Court case Harper v. Virginia Board of elections eliminated the ..................... as a qualification in all ......................
poll taxes; elections
What 2 long term trends have marked the right to vote?
1. elimination of certain requirements (religion, property ownership, tax payments, race, age)
2. Transfer of authority from state to federal government
List 5 restrictions that the Constitution places on all state when voting
1. If ...... vote in state elections ..... vote
2. Cant be deprived because of
3. Cant be deprived of
4. Can be no
5. Must be
1. Members of Congress
2. race, color, previous servitude
4. poll tax(24th)
5. 18 (26th)
List the qualifications for voting in all states
List 4 suffrage disqualifications
1. Mental institutions
2. Declared incompetent
3. Convicted Felon
4. Dishonorable discharge
List the qualifications for voting in Mississippi
2. Resident for 30 days
3. Register 30 days before election
4. US citizen
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