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Voter Turnout - A Two Pronged Approach

1) Incentivise Parties to Increase Voter Turnout:

Currently political parties receive approximately one third of their funding through a per vote subsidy, one third via a tax rebate on donations, and one third directly from donations. 198 more words


Study: Voter apathy could mean record-low turnout in some states

Voter turnout in primaries so far has been declining, which could mean record lows in some states this fall.

A new study shows 14.8% of eligible U.S. 211 more words


07.21.14: Here Comes The Judge

Tomorrow is Tuesday, July 22. Voting day for the runoff. There are several important contests: state school superintendent, Fulton County Commissioner, US Senate (won’t it be a relief when those ads are over with?!), Congress, Fulton County judge – and City of Roswell judge. 273 more words

Roswell Georgia

8 percent turnout for Alabama runoff election

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – About 8 percent of Alabama’s nearly 2.9 million voters participated in the runoff election.

Alabama’s chief election official, Secretary of State Jim Bennett, says the turnout Tuesday was slightly higher than the 5 percent he had predicted. 89 more words


The Gender Vote: Myth or Reality?

This past week while in Buckner, Kentucky, Senator Mitch McConnell made the comment that, “even though Alison Grimes has the female position on the ballot, it doesn’t mean she will get the gender vote.”  The question we must ask here is simple: is McConnell correct in his assumption? 522 more words

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Politics of Race

Barack Obama, in his position as the president of the United States, has generated conversations about the significance of race in American politics.  Some would say that his election to this high office represents the end of racial emphasis in America.   768 more words

African American Studies

Voter turnout and the Modi Wave

The 2014 General Election generated India’s highest ever voter turnout rate, at 66%, a sharp increase from the 58% turnout in 2009. However, many questions remain about the precise relationship between turnout and the outcome of the election. 1,378 more words

Lok Sabha Election 2014