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1. What is the Australian ballot? Why does it matter?
The Australian ballot is a secret ballot: No one can see for whom
one votes. It allows voters to avoid pressure to vote for a specific
candidate and undercuts selling votes.
2. Describe the difference between an open primary and a closed
In an open primary, someone does not need to belong to a party to
participate, but that person can only vote for one party’s candidates.
In a closed primary, only party members may vote; most states hold this
type of primary.
3. What are some reasons why voter turnout is low in the United
Some explanations for low turnout include inconvenience,
registration, similarity of the parties, alienation, frequency of
elections, and lack of competitiveness.
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