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Identify specific ways for individuals to serve their communities and participate responsibly in civil society and the political process at local, state, and national levels of government.
See United States History
information on labor unions and radical political parties in American history
for protections for and examples o
ef citizen participation in government and political change
For more, see
Participating in Government
from the online textbook American Government from US History.org
The day-to-day issues that affect Americans the most are often on these ballots .
Elections occur at all levels including school boards, wards, boroughs, counties, towns, cities, and states.
Some local and state taxes are placed on these ballots.
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Top reasons why many Americans choose not to vote:
Difficulty of registration-
Most states require registration 10-30 days before vote.
Difficulty of a
Makes it very hard for people to vote if they are busy or out of town during election day.
The number of offices to elect.
Many registered voters are unable to vote if they are working.
t- Many political parties are not strong at the local or "grass roots" level. This leads to unpopular candidacies.
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