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chapter 10

TermDefinition
polling place location where you vote
precinct a voting district
ballot a list of candidates that are not the two major parties that you can vote for
absentee ballot a ballot for those who can not make the vote on election day
returns the total of votes after a polling place closes
exit poll asking people how they voted as they leave the polling place
electorate those people who are eligible to vote
apathy lack of interest
electoral college the people who actually vote for 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 people to vote on state or local laws
recall where people can vote to remove a local official
elector the person who votes for the suggestion of president
winner-take-all system where the candidate who gets the majority vote takes all the votes for that state
propoganda items that ether support or undermine a subject or person
political action committee (PAC) groups made to support favored candidates in the political race
soft money money that is put for the general election purpose
incumbent politicians who have already been elected to office
 

 



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