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39 Cards in this Set

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The place at which a voter who will be absent from his poll on election day may cast his vote. Usually this poll occurs one week before the election.
Advance Poll
A form provided by government on which a voter may record his vote.
An election held at a time other than a General Election to fill a vacancy left by the death or resignation of the elected representative of a riding or local area.
An organzied plan to get a candidate elected.
A person appointed by government to be responsible for the proper conduct of elections throughout the country.
Chief Electoral Officer
A geographical area from which one representative is elected to a provincial or federal legislature. It is also called a riding.
A person who lives within the boundaries of a certain electoral district.
In politics, a meeting of elected delegates of party organizations to discuss political matters.
To deprive one of the right to vote.
In Parliament, the ending of a term of government for the purpose of a new general election.
The means of selecting government representatives; the occasion when elected representatives are chosen.
Governemtn agency responsible for organizing all federal elections.
Elections Canada
The people who are eligible to vote in an election.
To give one the right to vote.
The elction of all members of the House of Commoms or legislatures of the provinces.
General election
To assign the boundaries of an electoral district so as to suit the purposes of one party. Term given to the general public, or "the man on the street". or in the case of political parties, to the general membership.
Grass Roots
A candidate who runs for office without any party affiliations.
A candidate who is seeking re-election to an office he already holds.
An over whelming victory in an election
Governemtn by a political party which has enough members to out-vote all opposition parties combined. This is one mmore than half of all elected members.
marjority government
The will of the people expressed through the results of an electiongiving approval to a party platform.
Members of Parliament; usually a reference to federal politics.
Member of the Legislative Assembly of a province; also M.P.P. in Ontario (Member of the National Assembly.
Governmetn by a political party which has fewer elected members than a combination of the opposition members. This is one less than half of all elected members.
Monority Government
The selection of a person to be the official candidate of a political party in an election.
Members of a polictical party in the legislature or Parliament which does not have the majority of seats required to form a government. The party which has the second most seats is called the Official opposition Party.
The policies which a political party presents during an election starting what it will do if elected to office.
A means for ascertaining, by vote, the opinion of the electorate on a question, but not involving any legal obligation on the part of the legislative body to act on this opinion.
A group of people with similar beliefs about government, who work together to get their candidates elected as representatives.
political party
One of the areas within a riding designated as a voting district by the Returning Officer. Usually school gyms or community recreation centres are used. Also: a survey of how people may vote on a given subject.
The leader of the federal government; the leader of the political party which wins the greatest numbers of seats in a general election.
Prime Minister
The leader of the provincial government; the leader of the political party which wins the greatest number of seats in a general election. He is sometimes called the Prime Minister of the Province.
An official announement by government by government, for examples, that it is calling an election.
A vote of the citizens on a law already passed, for their approval or rejection, which is binding on government.
Commonly known as "rep by pop". It refers to te principle of choosing the number of elected members of a legislative assembly from the population on the basis of the number of electors.
Representatives by population
The principle that a government may only remain in office as long as it has the support of the majority of the House of Commons/legislature
Responsible government
The person who supervises or runs an election
Returning Officer
To seek election
Run: (for office)
A way for voting which ensures privacy to the voter.
Secret Ballot