Campaign and Election Reform: A Reference Handbook by Glenn H. Utter

By Glenn H. Utter

In one quantity, crusade and Election Reform gathers a wealth of data approximately prior and current makes an attempt to reform the electoral method. The authors speak about such political situations as occasion corruption, which ended in the increase of reform pursuits, and over the top crusade donations, which led to crusade finance laws. Emphasis is put on some of the causes for persisted low voter turnout charges and advised alterations within the electoral process which can elevate citizen participation.Topics comprise improvement of the key poll; the electoral collage and the twelfth modification; innovative period reforms; discrimination; gerrymandering; time period limits; poll layout reform; and unintentional effects of reform. The publication is filled with evidence and knowledge from balloting stories and comprises excerpts from laws and lawsuits, and the various reviews of political researchers and activists.

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Strickland, Ruth Ann. publisher : ABC-CLIO isbn10 | asin : 0874368626 print isbn13 : 9780874368628 ebook isbn13 : 9780585101118 language : English subject Elections--United States, Election law--United States, Electioneering--United States, Campaign funds--United States, Political participation--United States. 7/0973 subject : Elections--United States, Election law--United States, Electioneering--United States, Campaign funds--United States, Political participation--United States. Page i Campaign and Election Reform A Reference Handbook Page ii Other Titles in ABC-CLIO's Contemporary World Issues Series America's International Trade, E.

The original intent of the legislation was to assist members of the armed forces to register and vote in their home jurisdictions. 45 The responsibilities of the program specified in the original act were expanded in 1968 and 1975 by the Overseas Citizens Voting Rights Act and in 1986 by the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act. S. citizen who is living abroad. Citizens may register and vote if they meet voter requirements in the last place they lived before moving to another country.

4 percent of eligible whites. 4 In 1964 Congress had passed a significant new civil rights act. Although it focused primarily on questions of public accommodation, school funding, and employment, one section placed limitations on the use of literacy tests. This legislation was soon followed by the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA). Section 2 reinforced the Fifteenth Amendment, prohibiting any voting qualifications, standards, or procedures that denied or abridged the right to vote because of race or color.

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