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Chapter Ten

Civics and Economics: Chapter Ten Vocabulary

Polling Place the location where polling is carried out
Precinct a geographic area that contains a specific number of votes
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 procedure by which citizens can propose new laws or state constitutional amendments
Propostion 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 a system in which the candidate who wins the popular vote in a state usually receives all of the state's electoral votes
Propoganda 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 was already been elected into office
Created by: CalebBatten