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Chapter 10

chapter 10

TermDefinition
polling place is the location where voting is carried out.
precint A voting district
ballot is the list of candidates on which you cast your vote.
absentee ballot a ballot completed and typically mailed in advance of an election by a voter who is unable to be present at the polls.
returns elections workers count the votes at the polling place and take the ballots and the result called returns.
exit poll to predict the winners long before all the votes have been official counted.
electorate all the people in a country or area who are entitled to vote in an election.
apathy a lack or 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 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 mahor candidates
winner-take-all system a system in which the candidate who wins the popular vote in a 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 designed for a particular candidate's election campaign
incumbent a politician who has already been elected to office
Created by: Shaddius