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Voter Behavior

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Voter Behavior

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  1. Voter Behavior Why do some people decide not to vote? What impacts a voter’s decision? What does it mean to be an irresponsible voter?

  2. Some people do not vote, why? • “Doesn’t make a difference” attitude • Weather • Unexpected events • Physical or mental disabilities • Incarcerated

  3. What impacts a voter? • Age -- Gender • Race -- Family, friends, etc. • Income • Occupation • Level of Education • Religion • Geography

  4. Republicans are primarily… • 30 years or older • White, Mexican-American, Puerto Rican • Income is $100,000 or higher • Professional occupations (Lawyers, doctors, CEOs, etc.) • College grads or higher • Protestant • Attend church regularly • Males • Rural, Midwest and NE states

  5. Democrats are primarily… • Between the ages of 18-30 • African-American or Cuban American • Lower income (below $29,999) • Manual workers • Belong to a workers union • No or some high school or GED • Catholics & Jews • Don’t attend church, or not often • Live in the south, southeast or big cities • Females

  6. Irresponsible Voter • Being uninformed • Straight-ticket voting • The practice of voting for candidates of only one party in an election