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Elections and Voting

Key terms used in political science about elections and voting

Polling Place The place where the voters who live in a certain precinct go to vote.
Political Party A group of persons who seek to control government through the winning of elections.
Registration A procedure of voter identification intended to prevent fraudulent voting.
Independent A term used to describe people who have no party affiliation.
Bipartisan Supported by two parties.
Suffrage The right to vote.
Ballot The device voters use to register a choice in an election.
Splinter Parties Parties that have split away from one of the major parties.
Nomination The process of candidate selection in an electoral system.
Ward A unit into which cities are often divided for the election of city council members.
Created by: ndsamson