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civics chapter 10

polling place the location where voting is carried out
precinct is a voting district
ballot the list of candidates on which you cast your vote
absentee ballot citizens who cannot get to the pools on election day can vote
returns the ballots and results
exit poll predict winners before the votes have been counted
electorate all the people who are eligible to vote
apathy lack of interest
electoral college is part of the process that Americans use to select their president
initiative is a way that citizens can propose new laws or state constitutional amendments
proposition the proposed law
referendum is a way for citizens to approve or reject a state or local law
recall is another type of special election
elector the voters who are actually electing people
winner-take-all system the candidate who wins the popular vote in a state usually receives all of the state's electoral votes
propaganda is an attempt to promote a particular person or idea
political action committee are organizations set up by interest groups especially to collect money to support favored candidates
soft money unlimited amounts of money for general purposes
incumbent politicians who have already been elected to office
Created by: cierreadouglas