Title

Voter Turnout with Minority Groups

Location

Room A129

Document Type

Presentation

Type

EnACT

Start Date

11-4-2018 10:30 AM

End Date

11-4-2018 11:00 AM

Abstract

There is a significant problem in the United States of America with the underrepresentation of minorities in voting. For all types of federal elections, non-Caucasian voter bases have consistently had lower turnout rates than the Caucasian voter base. While many measures have been put in place to make it easier to vote for everyone, the actual issue is a problem of attitude, not of convenience. An important step to solving this problem is to address the reasons why minorities have low turnouts. Minority voters often feel that the government does not understand or care for their needs, and see no point in voting for candidates they do not care for. This leads to them not even voting on Election day. Therefore, it is important that eligible citizens need to be educated on the importance of their vote as a member of a democracy either as a part of their school curriculum or as a part of their naturalization test.

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Apr 11th, 10:30 AM Apr 11th, 11:00 AM

Voter Turnout with Minority Groups

Room A129

There is a significant problem in the United States of America with the underrepresentation of minorities in voting. For all types of federal elections, non-Caucasian voter bases have consistently had lower turnout rates than the Caucasian voter base. While many measures have been put in place to make it easier to vote for everyone, the actual issue is a problem of attitude, not of convenience. An important step to solving this problem is to address the reasons why minorities have low turnouts. Minority voters often feel that the government does not understand or care for their needs, and see no point in voting for candidates they do not care for. This leads to them not even voting on Election day. Therefore, it is important that eligible citizens need to be educated on the importance of their vote as a member of a democracy either as a part of their school curriculum or as a part of their naturalization test.