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Chapter 10 Nathan

Polling Place The location where voting is carried out.
Precinct A geographical area that contains a specific number of voters.
Ballot The list of candidates on which your cast your vote.
Absentee Ballot One 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.
Proposition 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 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 Committee 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.



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