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Chap. 10

Polling Place The location where voting is carried out
Precint A geographical area that contains a specific number of votes
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 The ballots and results of an election
Exit Poll A survey taken that at polling places of how people voted
Electorate All of 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
Proposition A petition asking for a new law
Referendum A way 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 A person appointed to vote in presidential elections for the major candidates
Winner-Take-All System A system in which the candidate who wins the popular vote in a state usually receives all of the state's electoral votes
Propaganda Certain ideas that may involve misleading messages designed to manipulate people
Political Action Committees A political organization established by a corporation, labor union, or other special-interest group designed to support candidates by contributing money
Soft Money Donations given to political parties and not designated for a particular candidate's election campaign
Incumbent A politician who has already been elected to office
Created by: abdieldeleon