Institutional obstacles to voting

Report
Institutional
obstacles to
voting
• Registration
requirements.
(no one does it for you!)
• Winner-take all electoral
system.
(v. proportional system)
• Tuesday?
(Really?)
• In November?!?
• Long lines.
(and bad weather!)
• Ballot
fatigue.
(we vote more often,
on more things)
• Non-voting is
“free.”
(voting is costly!)
• Time-zone
fallout.
(ex. 1980)
• Voter ID
laws.
(poor,
minority,
elderly,
young)

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