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CHAPTER 10 : VOTING AND ELECTIONS

10.0 Introduction

In a democracy, citizenship involves certainly responsibilities, because the people themselves assume command. Their welfare depends on their efforts and judgment. They can have an able government only if they provide it for themselves. The citizens have several obligations, prominent among which is voting in elections for which they are eligible. An inescapable condition in a democracy is "one man, one vote." In fact one of the requirements of democracy is a counting of heads for the selection of public officers, through whom public policy is determined. It is also essential in this counting of heads that each mature and responsible member in a democracy should possess one vote, equal in its weight and effect to the vote cast by another member. However a general trend in the decline of voter participation.

Index

10.0 - Introduction
10.1 The Expansion of Suffrage
10.2 Obstacles to Voting
10.3 Voter Turnout
10.4 Voting Choices
10.5 Getting Nominated and Compaigning for Office
10.6 Electing Candidates to Office

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