Dilemmas in Democracy: Voter Disenfranchisement, 1st Edition

  • Derek Miller
  • Published By: Cavendish Square Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1502645114
  • ISBN-13: 9781502645111
  • DDC: 324.6
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Voter disenfranchisement occurs when people who have the right to vote are prevented from doing so. Students study its ugly history in the South but rarely learn about worrisome current examples of voter disenfranchisement. African American and Hispanic voters are much more likely to be told that they lack the correct identification to vote, have their names incorrectly removed from voting rolls, or learn that their polling place changed at the last minute. Additionally, individuals with criminal convictions face impediments to their right to vote. Many argue that this constitutes disenfranchisement, with fierce opinions on both sides of the issue. This must-have examines the scope of the problem and discusses recent efforts to stop this violation of civil rights.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: What Is Voter Disenfranchisement?.
2: Voter Disenfranchisement in America.
3: Voting Around the World.
4: The Power of the People.
Further Information.
About the Author.