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polling place the location where voting is carried out
precinct a ruling that is used as the basis for a judicial decision in a later, similar case
ballot the list of candidates on which you cast your vote
absentee ballot one ballot that allows a person to vote without going to the polls on election day
returns ballots and results of an election
exit poll a survey taken at polling places of how people voted
electorate all the people who are eligible to vote
apathy a lack of interest
electoral college a group of people named by each state legislature to select the president and vice president
initiative a procedure by which citizens can propose new laws or state constitutional amendments
prosposition a petition asking for a new law
referendum a way for citizens to vote on state or local laws
recall a special election in which citizens can vote to remove a public official from office
elector person appointed to vote in presidential elections for the major candidates
winner-take-all a system in which the candidate who wins the popular vote in a state usually receives all of the state's electoral votes
system a complex way of handling something
propaganda certain ideas that may involve misleading messages made to manipulate
political action commitee Political organization established by a corporation to support candidates by giving money
soft money donations given to political parties and not designed for a particular candidate's election campaign
incumbent a politician who has already been elected into office
Created by: roryhanner