History[ edit ] Article Two of the United States Constitution originally established the method of presidential elections, including the Electoral College.
Age, education, and income[ edit ] Rates of voting in the U. Presidential Election by income Rates in voting in the U. Presidential Election by educational attainment Age, income and educational attainment are significant factors affecting voter turnout.
Educational attainment is perhaps the best predictor of voter turnout, and in the election those holding advanced degrees were three times more likely to vote than those with less than high school education. Income correlated well with likelihood of voting as well, although this may be because of a correlation between income and educational attainment, rather than a direct effect of income.
Age difference is associated with youth voter turnout. Berman and Johnson's  argument affirms that "age is an important factor in understanding voting blocs and differences" on various issues.
Young people are typically "plagued" by political apathy and thus do not have strong political opinions The Economist, As strong political opinions may be considered one of the reasons behind voting Munsey,political apathy among young people is arguably a predictor for low voter turnout. As such, since most candidates running for office are pervasively over the age of 35 years Struyk,youth may not be actively voting in these elections because of a lack of representation or visibility in the political process.
Considering that one of the critical tenets of liberal democracy is voting, the idea that millennials are denouncing the value of democracy is arguably an indicator of the loss of faith in the importance of voting. Thus, it can be surmised that those of younger ages may not be inclined to vote during elections.
Education is another factor considered to have a major impact on voter turnout rates. Burden investigated the relationship between formal education levels and voter turnout.
He demonstrated the effect of rising enrollment in college education circa s, which — as expected - did result in an increase in voter turnout.
However, "this was not true for political knowledge" Burden, ; a rise in education levels did not have any impact in identifying those with political knowledge a signifier of civic engagement until the s election, when college education became a distinguishing factor in identifying civic participation.
This article poses a multifaceted perspective on the effect of education levels on voter turnout. Based on this article, one may surmise that education has become a more powerful predictor of civic participation, discriminating more between voters and non-voters.
However, this was not true for political knowledge; education levels were not a signifier of political knowledge. Gallego also contends that voter turnout tends to be higher in localities where voting mechanisms have been established and are easy to operate — i.
One may contend that ease of access — and not education level — may be an indicator of voting behavior. Though youth in larger read: Smith and Tolbert's research reiterates that the presence of ballot initiatives and portals within a state have a positive effect on voter turnout.
Another correlated finding in his study Snyder, was that education is less important as a predictor of voter turnout in states than tend to spend more on education. Moreover, Snyder's research suggests that students are more likely to vote than non-students. It may be surmised that an increase of state investment in electoral infrastructure facilitates and education policy and programs results in increase voter turnout among youth.
Wealthier people tend to vote at higher rates. Harder and Krosnick contend that some of the reasons for this may be due to "differences in motivation or ability sometimes both " Harder and Krosnick,or that less wealthy people have less energy, time, or resources to allot towards voting.
Another potential reason may be that wealthier people believe that they have more at stake if they don't vote than those with less resources or income.United States elections, 's wiki: Partisan control of Congress and the presidencyPrevious partyIncoming partyPresidentDemocratic-RepublicanDemocratic-RepublicanHouseDemocratic-RepublicanDemocratic-RepublicanSenateDemocratic-RepublicanDemocratic-RepublicanThe United States elections e.
The election of was a seminal election in American history. It was the first election which was to be decided by popular vote. It was an election which pitted Andrew Jackson, who projected an image of a populist, against President Adams, who was a member of “the ruling class". The election of was a seminal election in American history.
It was the first election which was to be decided by popular vote. It was an election which pitted Andrew Jackson, who projected an image of a populist, against President Adams, who was a member of “the ruling class".
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