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AP Government 6

AP Government - Chapter 6 Vocabulary

Chapter 6 TermsDefinitions
Voting-age population The citizens who are eligible to vote after reaching a minimum age requirement.
Registered Voters People who are registered to vote. Only those who have registered may vote on election day.
Motor-Voter Law A bill passed by congress in 1993 to make it easier for American to register to vote. The alw, which went into effect in 1995, requires states to allow voter registration by mail when one applies for a driver's license.
Literacy Test A requiremnet that citizens must be literate in order to register to vote. It was established to prevent former slaves from voting.
Poll Tax A requirement that citizens pay a tax in order to registre to vote. It was adopted by many states to prevent former slaves from voting. It is now unconstitutional.
Grandfather Clause A clause added to registration laws allowing people who did not meet registration requirements to vote if they or their ancestors had voted before 1867. Declared unconsitution in 1915.
White Primary The practice of keeping African Americans from voting in pirmary elections through arbitrary implementation of registration requirements and intimidation. Such practices were declared unconstitutional in 1944.
Australian Ballot A government printed ballot of uniform size and shape to be cast in secret that was adopted by many states around 1890 in order to reduce the voting fraud associated with party printed ballots cast in public.
Activists Individuals, usually outside of government, who actively promote a political party, philosophy, or issue they care about.
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