Silence! We are Voting.


From the University of San Francisco (http://www.usfca.edu/fac-staff/hancock/pol204/history.htm)

 

1787

The passage of the U.S. Constitution giving white male property owners age 21 and over the right to vote.

1807 – 1843

Series of acts that changed voting requirments so that all white men 21 and older could vote.

1870

The 15th Amendment guaranteed the right to vote to all men that were 21 or older regardless of race or ethnic background.

1920

The 19th Amendment gave women age 21 and older the right to vote.

1964

The 24th Amendment made it illegal for states to charge poll tax to voters.

1965

The Voting Rights Act authorized the federal government to take over registration of voters in areas where state officials had regularly prevented blacks and other minorities from registering to vote or cast their ballots through usage of literacy tests, grandfather clauses, and intimidation tactics. This Act enforced provisions previously guaranteed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments almost a century earlier.

1971

The 26th Amendment lowered the voting age across the nation to 18.

1982

The Voting Rights Act Amendments extended right to vote guarantees given in the 1965 legislation. Further provisions for Americans with disabilities, voters not able to read and write, and those not fluent in English were added to insure their freedoms.

1993

The National Voter Registration Act (Motor Voter) expanded the opportunity for convenient voter registration for every person of voting age by increasing the number of active government agencies serving as registries. The departments of Safety, Health, human Services, Mental Health and Retardation, and Veteran’s Affairs are required to include voter registration applications with their own department’s forms. Other government offices such as libraries, post offices, county clerk offices, and the Registrar of Deeds will also have voter forms available to the public.

1994

The Tennessee Early Voting Act replaced the previous absentee voting system used for the state. Tennesseans now have a period of 15 days in which to vote early before the actual election day without declaring a reason for this early casting of votes. Voters using this opportunity may vote at their county election office or any one of its satellite locations in that county during their posted hours of operation.

 

Vote and we become stronger and the rich hold us  and our children and grandchildren.

Vote and we become stronger and if you stay home and don’t vote, the rich hold us and our children and grandchildren captive.Tuesday is election day. Get out and vote. It is the right and responsible thing to do.

 

 

From the ACLU  (https://www.aclu.org/timeline-history-voting-rights-act)

---
Tuesday is Election Day!

Tuesday is Election Day!

Your vote
                                                                         VOTE! Be heard.
Each American needs to vote on Tuesday! It is your right and responsibility

Each American needs to vote on Tuesday! It is your right and responsibility

2 thoughts on “Silence! We are Voting.

  1. Interesting fact! My husband is a statistician and election stats are his FAVORITE to predict. He has predicted the correct President elections in the past 12 years plus. You should really subscribe to his blog ( electoralmath.tumblr.com) when he is up and running. Huffington Post sunscribes to it during election time. He hasn’t posted since 2012. Anyway, he told me yesterday that if the election was ran yesterday, Hillary would win by a landslide. I am cautious though and just pray daily she does! Lots of love, Emily

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s