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Chapter 10

POLLING PLACE The location where voting is carried our.
PRECINCT A voting district.
BALLOT The list of candidates on which you cast your vote.
ABSENTEE BALLOT One that allows a person to vote without going to the polls on Election Day.
RETURNS When election workers count the votes at the polling place and take the ballots and the results to the election board.
EXIT POLL A survey taken at polling places or now people voted.
ELECTORATE All the people who are elegible to vote.
APATHY Lack of interest.
ELECTORAL COLLEGE Part of the process that Americans use to select their president.
INITIATIVE A way that a citizens can propose new laws or state constitutional amendments.
PROPOSITION Put on ballot at the next general election.
REFERENDUM A way for citizens to approve or reject a state or local law.
RECALL Another type of special election.
ELECTORS Person appointed to vote in president elections for the major candidates.
WINNER-TAKE-ALL SYSTEM A system in which the candidate who wins the popular vote in a state usually receive all of the state's electoral votes.
PROPAGANDA An attempt to promote a particular person or idea.
POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (PAC) Organizations set up by interest groups especially to collect money to support favored candidates.
SOFT MONEY Unlimited amounts of money for general purposes, not designated to particular candidates.A
INCUMBENT Policians who have already been elected to office.
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