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chapter10 vocabulary


the location where voting is carried out. Polling Place
a geographic area that contains a specific number of voters. Precinct
the list of candidates on which you cast your vote. Ballot
one that allows a person to vote without going to the polls on Election Day. Absentee Ballot
ballots and results of an election. Returns
a survey taken at polling places of how people voted. Exit Poll
all the people who are eligible to vote. Electorate
a lack of interest. Apathy
a group of people named by each state legislature to select the president and vice president. Electoral College
a procedure by which citizens can propose new laws or state constitutional amendments. Initiative
a petition asking for a new law. Proposition
a way for citizens to vote on state or local laws. Referendum
a special election in which citizens can vote to remove a public official from office. Recall
person appointed to vote in presidential elections for the major candidates. Elector
a system in which the candidate who wins the popular vote in a state usually receives all of the state's electoral votes. Winner-Take-All System
Created by: whitneybutler