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chapter 10

polling place the location where voting is carried out
precinct a geographic area that contains a specific number of voters.
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 profit earned through investing
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 collage 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 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 situation in which a company pulls a product off the market or agrees to change it to make it sale.
electors 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 states electoral votes.
propaganda certain ideas that may involve misleading messages designed to manipulate people.
political action committees (PACs) 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 designed for a particular candidates election campaign
incumbents a politician who has already been elected to office
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