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Political Party
Group of persons who seek to control government through the winning of elections and teh holding of public office.
Major Parties
Republican and the Democratic Parties
Partisanship
the strong support of their party and its policy
Party in Power
the party that controls the executive branch of governement
Minor Party
one of the many political parties without wide voter support
Two-Party System
a political system dominated by two major parties
Single-Member Districts
electoral district from which one person is chosen by the voters for each elected office
Bipartisan
supported by two parties
suffrage
the right to vote
Pluralistic Society
one consisting of several distinict cultures and groups
Consensus
general agreement among various groups
franchise
the right to vote
Multiparty
system in which several major and many lesser parties exist
coalition
temporary alliance of several groups who come together to form a working majority and so to control a government
one-party system
a political system in which only one party exists
electorate
the potential voting population
plurality
largest number of votes cast for the office
transients
person living in the state for only a short time
registration
procedure of voter identifiaction intended to prevent fraudulent voting
purging
the process of reviewing lists of registered voters and removing the names of those no longer eligible to vote; a purification
poll books
list of all registered voters
literacy
a person's ability to read or write
poll tax
a special tax, demanded by states, as a condidtion of voting