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Monika Unit three

Unit three

TermDefinition
Political Party People who have the same interests and have the same opinions towards politics.
Two-Party System A type of government/system that has two main parties that go against each other for positions of power.
Third Party A Minority Party which competes against the two majority parties.
Platform Statements which express a persons personal beliefs and position on political issues.
Caucus The members of a Political Party meet to discuss issues.
Political Machine A system where a person with power grants positions to people who offer them campaign support.
Direct Primary Voters directly vote for a candidate.
Closed Primary A election where only certain people of a party can vote.
Open Primary A election where voters don't have to state their political party to vote for the party's nominees.
Plurality The candidate with the most votes
Majority Political party with more than half the members of the senate or house.
Petition Citizens requesting for government action.
Polling Place A location where citizens can vote.
Ballot Either paper or electronic list of candidates for you to chose from.
Absentee Ballots Allows a person to vote without going to the poll place on election day.
Returns Ballots and results of an election.
Exit Poll A survey or how people vote that people take at poll places.
Electorate People whom are eligible to vote.
Proposition A petition for a new law.
Referendum A way for citizens to vote on state/local laws.
Recall A special election to remove someone from office.
Propaganda Designed to get people to believe a certain opinion.
Political Action Committee A Political organization est by a corporation to support a candidate by supplying money.
Soft Money Donations given to political parties.
Political opinion An opinion about political standings.
Mass Media Mechanisms of mass communication
Interest Group A group of people who share the same view.
Public Opinion Poll A survey in which individuals are asked to answer questions about a certain issue.
Pollster A person who conducts polls.
Survey Used to gather information.
Print Media Newspapers,magazines, newsletters, and books.
Electronic Media Radio, tv, and the internet.
Public Agenda Issues considered most important by officials.
Prior Restraint Government censorship of material before it is published.
Malice Having evil intent.
Regulatory Used to describe agencies that control/govern.
Non Partisan Free from party ties/bias.
Lobbyist Representatives of a interest group.
Created by: mhartley