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Chapter 22+23 Key T.

Political Party is an organization of citizen who wish to influence and control government by getting their members elected to office
Platform is a statement of the party's official stand on major public issues
Nominate is to name the candidate to run for public office
Plank is to position statements on each specific issue in a party's platform
Canvassing is to go door-to-door handing out information and asking people which candidates they support
Precincts is to voting districts
Patronage is the system in which party leaders perform favors for loyal supporters of the party
Straight Tickets is a ballot cast for all the candidates of one party
Split Tickets is the practice of voting for candidates of more than one party on the same ballot
Independent Voters is people who do not support a particular political party
Self-Nomination is declaring that you are running for office
Write-In-Candidate is one who asks voters to write his or her name on the ballot
Caucus is meeting of party leaders to discuss issues or to choose candidate
Direct Primary is an election in which members of a political party choose a candidates to run for office in the name of the party
Close Primary is a primary in which a voter must be registered as a party member and may vote only in that party's primary
Open Primary is a primary in which voters do not need to declare a party before voting, but they may vote in only one party's primary
General Election is an election in which voters make final decisions about the candidate and issues
Registration is the process of signing up to be a voter
Direct Mail is a way of sending messages to large groups of people through the mail
Media is different kinds of ways to get your message out
Propaganda is a message that is meant to influence people ideas, opinions, and actions in a certain way
Bias is favoring one point of view
Campaign Manager helps plan the broad outlines of the campaign: where to go, what issues to discuss, and what image of the candidates to put forth
Campaign Press Secretary makes certain that the media shows the candidates in the best light
Incumbent is someone who already holds the office for which he or she is running, has a very good chance of winning again
Elector is people who promise to cast votes for the candidate selected by the voters
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