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Chapter 8: POLS 1101 American Govt
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to which level of government (local, state, national) does the U.S. Constitution give primary responsibility for regulating and administering elections for federal office?
Are election laws mostly the same from state to state or do they tend to vary markedly across states? Why?
regulate from state to state
In Georgia, are elections administered by a single centralized agency, or are they administered by each county in the state?
each counties in the state
held to determine parties' nominees
Parties' nominees run against each other to determine who serves in office
When do elections occur for the following offices
o Georgia Senate: Every even year (Georgia general assembly)
o Georgia House of Representatives
o U.S. House of Representatives: Every even year
o U.S. President: Every 4 years (even)
o Major Georgia executive branch offices, such as Governor and Lieutenant Governor: Midterm election years (even)
o Atlanta Mayor: Odd or even years
o Atlanta City Council: Odd or even years
What is a referendum and how is it different from a citizen ballot initiative?
Proposed law placed on a ballot by a legislative authority
What, according to your textbook, does Article X of the Georgia Constitution require for an amendment to the Georgia Constitution to be ratified (i.e., does it need to be a general or primary election, even or odd year, referendum or other)?
A proposed constitutional amendment can be ratified only after being placed on a ballot as a referendum item in a general election in an even-numbered year
What is convenience voting?
Flexible opportunities to vote besides traditional in-person voting at the polls on election day
What are the two primary forms of convenience voting?
Absentee voting and early in-person voting
How does Georgia compare to other states in the extent to which it provides voters with convenience voting options (below average, average, or above average)?
Georgia is above average in the degree to which it provides voters with convenience voting options
What is no-excuse absentee voting? Does Georgia have this?
Georgia has this; everyone is eligible to vote absentee- you do not, need an excuse like being sick or out of the country
How many weeks prior to Election Day does the early voting period last in Georgia? Do any states have longer early voting periods than this?
Three weeks before election day
Is voter turnout generally higher or lower in Presidential election years or in midterm election years? Is it generally higher in federal elections or in local elections? How about in even-numbered years versus odd-numbered years?
-Higher in presidential election years
-Lower in local election
How does the voter turnout rate in U.S. presidential elections compare with the rate in major national elections in other OECD countries (i.e., is the U.S. rate above average or below average among those countries)?
Turnout in American presidential elections is lower compared to turnout in other countries'
over the past decade, have African American citizens tended to vote at higher, lower, or approximately the same rate as white Americans (i.e., non-Hispanic whites)?
At the same time, have Hispanic (Latino / Latina) citizens tended to vote at higher, lower, or approximately the same rate as African Americans?
Do men and women currently vote at approximately the same rate, or does one sex tend to vote at a significantly higher rate than the other (and if so, which one)?
Women have had higher turnout rates then men
Do wealthier Americans and poorer Americans tend to vote at approximately the same rate, or does one economic group tend to vote at a significantly higher rate than the other (and if so, which one)?
Higher turnout rate for higher income voters
Do younger Americans and older Americans tend to vote at approximately the same rate, or does one age group tend to vote at a significantly higher rate than the other (and if so, which one)?
Older American turn out more then younger
Do highly educated Americans and less-educated Americans tend to vote at approximately the same rate, or does one education-level group tend to vote at a significantly higher rate than the other (and if so, which one)?
Higher educated vote more than lower educated
What is epistocracy? Why, according to Jason Brennan, would it be better than a democratic system in which those who currently vote at low levels start voting at higher levels?
Epistocracy: rule by the knowledge
-His theory is only highly informed people should vote, and uniformed voters have a moral duty to abstain from the electoral process
What does it mean to say, "if you are not at the table, you are on the menu"? What implication does this have for the argument that it would be good to increase voter turnout among those who currently vote at disproportionately low rates?
It is the only place that all citizens can participate equally, the threat or promise of voting is the only way to influence the self-interests of elected officials
According to the textbook, is there evidence to suggest that governments tend to systematically serve the interests of those who vote and deserve those who do not vote?
Your interests are more likely to be represented, policy makers pay more attention to voters or registered voters
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