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The Legal Context of Turnout: Voter Registration and Voting Innovations

Jan E. Leighley and Jonathan Nagler

in Who Votes Now?: Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159348
eISBN:
9781400848621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159348.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter considers the electoral impact the new, wider array of voter registration and election administration laws using a new data set collected on state electoral rules between 1972 and 2008. ... More


Registrations Begin

Sarah D. Shields

in Fezzes in the River: Identity Politics and European Diplomacy in the Middle East on the Eve of World War II

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393316
eISBN:
9780199894376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393316.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History, European Modern History

The Turkish government remained furious at French actions in the Sanjak. As voter registration began, violence and intimidation grew dramatically. The League of Nations electoral commission staffing ... More


The Battle over Motor Voter

Tova Andrea Wang

in The Politics of Voter Suppression: Defending and Expanding Americans' Right to Vote

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450853
eISBN:
9780801466038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450853.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the passage of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), called the “motor voter” law, and its contribution to voter inclusion and voter participation. Passed in 1993, the ... More


The Failure of Federal Electoral Oversight and the Emergence of a State Administrative Paradigm of Voter Restriction

Ben Merriman

in Conservative Innovators: How States Are Challenging Federal Power

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226620282
eISBN:
9780226620459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620459.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines contemporary policy changes that have made it more difficult to register to vote or cast a ballot. Modern voter restriction arises from an administrative asymmetry. Federal ... More


Fighting Elections in Wales

Matthew Cragoe

in Culture, Politics, and National Identity in Wales 1832-1886

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198207542
eISBN:
9780191716737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207542.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Throughout the period between the First and Third Reform Acts, politics was ultimately about issues. However, turning these views into votes, and votes into electoral majorities was a highly complex ... More


Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi

Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner and Cheryl Reitan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140933
eISBN:
9780813141374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140933.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Thunder of Freedom offers a unique look at the struggle for rights and equality in one of the most active and broad-based community organizing operations in the South. Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner and her ... More


Fighting Elections I: Interests, Parties, and Political Organization

MATTHEW CRAGOE

in An Anglican Aristocracy: The Moral Economy of the Landed Estate in Carmarthenshire 1832-1895

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205944
eISBN:
9780191676864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205944.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the period covered by this book, the basis of politics in Carmarthenshire underwent a fundamental shift. Until the 1860s, at least, the dominant feature was the prevalence of ‘the interest’, bound ... More


A Slight Upswing

Tova Andrea Wang

in The Politics of Voter Suppression: Defending and Expanding Americans' Right to Vote

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450853
eISBN:
9780801466038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450853.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the 2008 presidential elections. The problems on Election Day were not as pervasive as they might have been due to experience gained by voting rights advocates, election ... More


Who Votes Now?: Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States

Jan E. Leighley and Jonathan Nagler

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159348
eISBN:
9781400848621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159348.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book compares the demographic characteristics and political views of voters and non-voters in U.S. presidential elections since 1972 and examines how electoral reforms and the choices offered by ... More


Voting Procedures: Inclusion versus Security

Kevin Pallister

in Electoral Integrity in America: Securing Democracy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190934163
eISBN:
9780190934200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190934163.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Chapter 3 discusses the “access versus integrity” framing of debates about registration and balloting procedures, particularly as it has developed in the United States. It identifies several areas ... More


The Second Voter Education Project, 1965–1969

Evan Faulkenbury

in Poll Power: The Voter Education Project and the Movement for the Ballot in the American South

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469652009
eISBN:
9781469651330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652009.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter chronicles the VEP’s impact on black southerners and politics after the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Under the leadership of Vernon Jordan, the VEP went beyond voter registration and ... More


Independence

Sarah D. Shields

in Fezzes in the River: Identity Politics and European Diplomacy in the Middle East on the Eve of World War II

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393316
eISBN:
9780199894376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393316.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History, European Modern History

The Sanjak became independent on November 29, 1937, amid celebrations by local Turks. France and Turkey became embroiled in renewed controversy as Ankara claimed that mandatory officials were trying ... More


Klan Recruitment in North Carolina Counties

David Cunningham

in Klansville, U.S.A.: The Rise and Fall of the Civil Rights-Era Ku Klux Klan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199752027
eISBN:
9780199979431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752027.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter focuses on the Ku Klux Klan's uneven presence across North Carolina counties, and explains how the significant variation in Klan presence related to the patterning of racial competition ... More


Black Votes Count: Political Empowerment in Mississippi After 1965

Frank R. Parker

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807842744
eISBN:
9781469603315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869697_parker
Subject:
History, African-American History

Most Americans see the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 as the culmination of the civil rights movement. When the law was enacted, black voter registration in Mississippi soared. Few black ... More


The Chicago Plan: Coalition Politics, 1982–1984

Frederick Douglass Opie

in Upsetting the Apple Cart: Black-Latino Coalitions in New York City from Protest to Public Office

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149402
eISBN:
9780231520355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149402.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the importance of black and Latino coalitions in the political campaigns of Chicago mayor Harold Washington in 1983 and Jesse Jackson in 1984. Starting with the Progressive ... More


“A New Day Breaking” in the City and the South: The Decline of the Crump Machine and the Rise of New Leadership, 1946–1954

Elizabeth Gritter

in River of Hope: Black Politics and the Memphis Freedom Movement, 18651954

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813144504
eISBN:
9780813145150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144504.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the post-war years, Memphis saw the growing political independence of its citizens. Black Memphians joined forces with white reformers and labor activists to hand Edward H. Crump his first ... More


Conclusion: How the States Can Help Americans Vote

Michael Ritter

in Accessible Elections: How the States Can Help Americans Vote

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197537251
eISBN:
9780197537282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197537251.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 8 reviews the main findings of the book and identifies areas for future research. The general findings indicate that each of the state convenience voting laws (in-person early voting, ... More


Vote Suppression Goes National—and Republican

Tova Andrea Wang

in The Politics of Voter Suppression: Defending and Expanding Americans' Right to Vote

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450853
eISBN:
9780801466038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450853.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on 1950s and 1960s, which witnessed significant advancements in voting rights as well as important tactical shifts in vote suppression. While the traditional tactic of playing ... More


The Gospel of the Sit-In: Direct Action, 1960–1965

Jerry Gershenhorn

in Louis Austin and the Carolina Times: A Life in the Long Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469638768
eISBN:
9781469638775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638768.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

During the 1960s, Austin lent his talents and his newspaper in support of the direct action movement in Durham and throughout the state. Unlike many other black leaders in the city, he immediately ... More


What We Walked Into: Early Voter Registration Efforts, Winter 1962– September 1964

Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner and Cheryl Reitan

in Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140933
eISBN:
9780813141374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140933.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the small settlement around the train stop Mileston and the Delta region of Mississippi. It tells details of the story of 14 local, primarily farmers and how they tried to ... More


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