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Ch 10 Voting

QuestionAnswer
State level method of direct legislation that gives voters a chance to approve or disapprove proposed legislation. EX- Colorado Marijuana laws referendum
The idea that the winning candidate has public support to carry out his or her platforms. mandate theory
A characterization of elections by political scientists meaning that they are almost universally accepted as a fair and free method of selecting leaders. legitimacy
Electoral choices that are made on the basis of the voters’ beliefs and on the basis of where the candidates stand on the issues. policy voting
The belief that ones political participation really matters. political efficacy
The Constitutional system of selecting the president Each state has the same # of votes as representatives in congress. 538 (1 for every rep. in congress and d.c. gets 3) possible votes you need 270 to win. electoral college
It requires states to permit people to register to vote at the same time they apply for their license. motor voter act
When people vote based on the question What have you done for me lately. retrospective voting