CHAPTER 10 : VOTING AND ELECTIONS
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.
10.1 The Expansion of Suffrage
Obstacles to Voting
Getting Nominated and Compaigning for Office
Electing Candidates to Office
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