A recent survey indicated that the least common type of political participation is
attending an organized protest.
An individual who is an active voter but avoids the combat and controversy of partisan campaigns is which type of political activist?
John is upset that the power company is planning to build several wind turbines on the property next to his home. He writes letters to his elected representative and the local newspaper, voicing his displeasure with the project. According to Verba and Nie, what type of political participation is John demonstrating?
parochial participant
What is the voter participation measure used most often by political scientists?
percentage of voting-age population
What is the limiting factor for using VEP to measure voter participation for previous election cycles?
VEP data is not universally available.
Which of the following is an accurate statement regarding "same-day" voter registration?
It promotes higher voter turnout.
Of the following, which are NOT considered part of the voting population using VAP?
Which of the three measures for voter turnout consistently shows the higher figures?
percentage of registered voters who voted
Which of the three measures for voter turnout consistently shows the lower figures?
percentage of VAP who voted
In Texas, how long prior to an election must you register in order to be eligible to vote?
30 days
If the post office in Texas is unable to deliver a voter registration card, it will be returned to the voter registrar, and
the voter will need to re-register in order to vote in future elections.
Why was Texas's 2011 voter ID law rejected by the U.S. Justice Department?
because the data Texas provided demonstrated minorities would be adversely affected
The National Voter Registration Act is also known as the
Motor Voter Act.
The state of Texas's history of restricting access to voting is very much in keeping with its
traditionalistic political culture.
Which group was the primary target of the poll tax?
low-income white farmers
Which group in Texas has typically voted at the lowest rate?
Which state does NOT limit the voting rights of persons convicted of a felony?
Which of the following helps increase voter turnout in an election? party competition closeness of the election party competition in a district
All these answers are correct.
Which of the following elections would typically have a higher voter turnout?
general election
The Texas Constitution allows cities and school boards to cancel elections if
all the races are uncontested.
Which of the following is a rational reason for why some people choose not to vote?
satisfaction with the status quo
What is the most common form of political participation?
In a recent survey of Texas adults, approximately ________ of respondents reported encouraging others to vote for a particular candidate.
With the growth of the Internet, what has become one of the easiest ways to participate in politics?
making financial contributions