• Research Paper on:
    US Lack of Voter Participation

    Number of Pages: 5


    Summary of the research paper:

    In five pages this report discusses American voter apathy and the importance of high voter participation in the political process. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

    Name of Research Paper File: D0_BWvoteAm.rtf

    Buy This Research Paper »


    Unformatted Sample Text from the Research Paper:
    lists 5 sources. BWvoteAm.wps Voting in the United States for - April 2001 VISIT  /aftersale.htm -- for more information on using this paper properly! Introduction Constant explanations and even more excuses have been offered as to why voter participation in the  United States is so pathetically low. With this last presidential election cycle such excuses have run the gamut of everything from the inconvenience of voting to Ralph Nader splitting  the Democrats, to the abundance of mean-spirited political debate, to the sense of pointlessness, cable television, perhaps even to the alignment of the planets! Only 16.9 percent of all voting-age  residents participated in the Democratic and Republican primaries in 1998, according to a report by the Committee for the Study of the American Electorate. That was down from 19.6 percent  two years earlier and almost half of the 32.2 percent turnout rate of 1970, which was the high-water mark for primary turnout. Facts and figures such as this have been  presented in every possible media forum and yet, nothing changes. The 1996 Election Only 49 percent of the people of eligible  age participated in the 1996 presidential election that re-elected Bill Clinton to the White House and continued the Republican majority in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. It  was the first time since 1924 that most Americans stayed home and did not vote in the presidential election. The 1924 turnout was the result of the sudden enfranchisement  of tens of millions of women who had not yet acquired the habit of participating as voters but were still listed on the records as eligible to vote. It serves 

    Back to Research Paper Results