Gatekeepers to the Franchise: Shaping Election Administration in New York

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The history of democracy in America is the history of the extension of voting privileges from white male property-owners to blacks, to women, and to citizens over eighteen years of age. Yet, the number of United States citizens who actually vote is distressingly low in comparison with voter turnout in other democratic nations. Barely half of the eligible electorate vote in presidential elections and even fewer cast ballots in state and local elections. Poor, minority, and urban communities report the lowest turnout rates, ...

Gatekeepers to the Franchise: Shaping Election Administration in New York 2005, Northern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780875803418

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