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25 Cards in this Set

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Polling place
The location where voting is carried out
The list of candiddates on which you cast your vote
Absentee ballot
On that allows a person to vote without going to the polls on Election Day
Ballots and results of an election
Exit poll
A survey taken at polling places of how people voted
All the people who are eligible to vote
A lack of interest
General Elections
Take place 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November. Even years: 1/3 Senate and all of HOR elections. Prez and governor elections occur ever 4 yrs
A procedure by which citizens can propose new laws or state constitutional amendments
A way for citizens to vote on state or local laws
A petition asking for a new law
A special election in which citizens can vote to remove a public official from office
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 a state usually receives all of the state's electoral votes
When candidates or campaign workers travel through neighborhoods asking for votes or taking public opinion polls
Approbation; sanction; support
Certain ideas that may involve misleading messages deisigned to manipulate people
Federal Election Campaign Financing Act
1971. established the main rules for campaign finance today
Federal Election Commision
An independent agency of the executive branch that administers all federal election laws and monitors campaign spending
Public Funding
Presidential Election Campaign Fund. Tax-payers can designate $3 or their annual taxes to go to the fund. If major-party candidates have raised $100,000 of their own, they may have some of this to help fund their campaign
Private Funding
Most money for campaigns come from individuals or businesses
Soft money
Donations given to political parties and not designated for a particular candidate's campaign
Political Action Committees (PAC)
Political organization established by a corporation, labor union, or other special-interest group designed to support candidates by contributing money
Campaign Finance Reform
***Add Later***
A politician who has already been elected to office