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Title: Voting and Election Machines


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Voting and Election Machines
2
John Quincy Adams on campaigning
  • "The Presidency of the United States," wrote John
    Quincy Adams in 1828, "was an office neither to
    be sought nor declined. To pay money for securing
    it directly or indirectly, was in my opinion
    incorrect in principle."

3
The Old Voting Machine
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Close-up of the Old Machines
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Another version of the Old
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Florida 2000 Hanging Chads
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New Touch Screen Machines
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What is required for a person to vote in the U.S.?
  • You must be 18 years of age or older.
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You must be registered to vote.

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How does the Electoral College Work?
  • The electoral college used to truly matter in
    America, but it no longer really does.
  • Years ago, the electors voted for the president,
    now the people do.
  • The larger states have a greater amount of
    electors as the total number of votes equals your
    number of Senate and House members.
  • California gets 55, Pa will have 20 in the 2012
    election.
  • The reason why we still use it is because the
    only other popular solution is having a popular
    vote. If we had a popular vote, the candidates
    would only visit the absolute most populated
    states. With the electoral college, a small
    state might matter some.

10
The General mental influence of the media
  • Notice how these pictures in themselves can cause
    our feeling about these individuals to change.

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Influence of the Media in Everyday Life
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Influence of the Media in Everyday Life
13
Influence of the Media in Everyday Life
14
Citizenship and naturalization
  • What are the duties of a good citizenship, how
    does one acquire citizenship, and how many
    foreign immigrants are allowed into our country
    each year?

15
Citizenship- the 10 Duties of a good citizen
  • A. Obey the Laws
  • B. Vote regularly and participate in our
    political system
  • C. Pay your taxes
  • D. Care for public facilities/parks (clean up
    after yourself)
  • E. Participate in Community Service

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Citizenship- the 10 duties of a good citizen
  • F. Serve when called to Jury Duty
  • G. Be Informed Politically
  • H. Serve in the Military
  • I. Respect the Rights of Others
  • J. Contribute to Charity/Help the Less Fortunate

17
How does someone gain citizenship?
  • Jus Soli- Law of the Soil- if you are born on
    American Soil
  • Jus Sanguines- Law of the Blood- if you are born
    to an American parent
  • Naturalization- go through the process of
    becoming a citizen after birth (have to be a
    legal resident for 5 years if you are not married
    to a U.S. Citizen, 3 years if you are.

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How does someone acquire citizenship after birth?
  • -First, you must petition to begin the process of
    naturalization, then enroll in a naturalization
    class. Next, you must go through an interview
    with an official from Immigration and
    Naturalization Services, then pass naturalization
    test. Lastly, a formal Ceremony is held with
    individuals taking the oath of allegiance and
    pledging the flag

19
How does someone even acquire legal residence in
the United States?
  • The U.S. grants 480,000 visas each year for
    family members to join current legal aliens in
    the U.S. The country also accepts entry for more
    immigrants into our country depending upon their
    purpose. Many come for education or to start or
    work in a business in the United States. Their
    granted stay is dependent upon their purpose for
    coming into the country.

20
Local Government and the officials serving in
your local government
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Local Government- County Commissioners
  • Elected officials serving as the legislative
    branch of County government, with all the
    legislative powers that may be exercised by the
    County under the Constitution and the laws of the
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

22
Local Government- County Commissioners- Steve
Chronister, Doug Hoke, Chris Reilly
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Newer County Commissioners- Chris Reilly and Doug
Hoke
24
Local Government- District Attorney- Tom Kearney
  • An elected official responsible for prosecuting
    those who violate the criminal laws of the
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania within the county.

25
Local Government- District Attorney- Tom Kearney
26
Local Government- Mayors- Kim Bracey and Terry
Meyers
  • An elected official serving as chief executive of
    a city or borough. (In rare instances, certain
    townships have mayors).

27
Local Government- Mayors- Kim Bracey and Terry
Meyers
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Local Government- Prothonotary Pamela Lee
  • An elected official serving as the administrator
    of all legal documents related to the civil court.

29
Local Government- Prothonotary Pamela Lee
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Local Government- Clerk of Courts Don OShell
  • An elected official responsible for recording and
    maintaining accurate criminal, domestic
    relations, and juvenile records, and collecting
    and accounting for the distribution of revenues
    (filing fees, poundage, State and County fines
    and costs and bail bonds).

31
Local Government- Clerk of Courts Don OShell
32
Local Government- York County Recorder of Deeds-
Randi Reisinger
  • An elected official responsible for documents
    related to property, including deeds, mortgages,
    and easements (rights of way).

33
Local Government- York County Recorder of Deeds-
Randi Reisinger
34
Local Government- York County Register of Wills
Bradley Jacobs
  • An elected official responsible for probating
    wills and granting letters of administration in
    cases where persons die without leaving a will.
    The Register has jurisdiction over and maintains
    records of wills, inventory of estates, and other
    miscellaneous documents.

35
Local Government- York County Register of Wills
Bradley Jacobs
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York County Solicitor- Michael Flannelly
  • An official responsible for providing all legal
    advice to the Board or Council of a county, city,
    borough, or township, and to the departments
    directly functioning under them.

37
York County Solicitor- Michael Flannelly
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County Coroner, Barry Bloss
  • An elected official who investigates unexplained
    or accidental deaths, homicides, suicides and
    other deaths of questionable circumstances
    within the county.

39
Best shots we can find of him online, Barry
Bloss, County Coroner
40
Local Government- York County Controller- Robert
Green
  • The chief financial officer of a county or city,
    responsible for supervising fiscal operations.

41
Local Government- York County Controller- Robert
Green
42
City or Township Manager- Mark Derr in York
Township
  • Financial officer of a city, township, or
    borough. Keeps a record of taxes brought in and
    expenditures.

43
Local Government Laws- Code
  • A set of rules, passed by City Council, arranged
    by subject matter. These codes cover a wide
    variety of issues, such as overgrown weeds and
    abandoned vehicles. They also provide regulation
    for building construction, fire prevention,
    historic preservation, health and sanitation,
    various business activities, just to name a few.

44
Local Government Law- Ordinances
  • A local statute passed by a town, city, or county
    government. This are the laws created by places
    like York Township and Dallastown Borough meant
    to keep the peace, just like County codes.
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