POLITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON VOTING BEHAVIOR

Dennis Blanco |

October 16, 2019
Political Science

In contemporary democratic societies, elections have been generally defined as “the embodiment of the popular will, the expression of the sovereign power of the people.” It is a principal means through which citizens can influence their leaders representing their respective groups. And these represent the democratic nature of the government wherein the people exercise their right of suffrage by choosing and electing their candidates for a given period of time and the retention and removal of which depends on the people themselves. Therefore, democracy can be interpreted as a rule by the people, consistent as to what Article II section 1 of the constitution states “Sovereignty resides in the people and all government authority emanates from them.”

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