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Chapter 10

TermDefinition
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 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 amendments.
Proposition A petition asking 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 the 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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