Study Guide 7
1.Nomination- The naming of those who will seek office. Ex-Nominating a person to represent you
2.General Election-Regularly scheduled elections at which voters make the final selection of office holders. Ex-When everybody choose that person
3.Caucus-A group of like-minded people who meet to select the candidates they will support in the upcoming election. Ex- when they formed to help elect John Adams.
4.Direct Primary-A intra-party election. Ex- When you choose who you want to represent you party .
5.Closed Primary-A partys nominating election in which only declared party members can vote.
6.Open Primary-A partys nominating election in which any qualified voter can cast a ballot. Ex- Just like we have here in Los Angeles; Post office.
7.Blanket Primary-A voting ballot in which voters receive with just the name of the people and not the party.
8.Runoff Primary- A primary in which the top two vote- getters in the first primary face one another.
9.Nonpartisan Election- Elections in which the candidates are not identified by their party label.
10.Absentee Voting-Provisions made for those unable to get to their regular polling places on election day.
11.Coattail Effect- When the strong vote –getter candidate help to attract voters to others on the voting ticket.
12.Precinct- The smallest unit of election administration; a voting district.
13.Polling place-The place in which voters living in a certain precinct can go and vote.
14.Ballot- The device in which voters use to cast their votes.
15. Political Action Committee- The political extension of special interest groups which have a major stake in public policy.
16. Subsidy- A grant of money usually from the government.
17.Soft Money-Money given to State and local party organizations for voting – related activities.
18.Hard Money-Campaign money that is subject to regulation by the FEC.
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