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SUFFRAGE

the right to vote.

ELECTRORATE

people qualified to vote.

PRIMARY ELECTION

nominating election held to choose party candidates who will run in the general election.

GENERAL ELECTION

voters choose office holder from among all the candidates nominated by political parties or running as independents.

POLITICAL EFFICACY

belief that a person can influence politics and public policymaking.

CLOSED PRIMARY

only registered party members may vote.

RUNOFF ELECTION(primary)

when no candidate recieves a majority of votes, an election held between the two candidates who recieved the most votes in the primaries.

COATTAIL EFFECT

weaker or lesser known candidates from the presidents party profit from the presidents popularity by winning votes.

OFF-YEAR ELECTION

an election taking place in a year when no presidential elections are occuring;midterm election.

ELECTORIAL COLLEGE

representatives from each state who formally cast ballots for the president and vice president.

ELECTORIAL VOTES

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SWING STATES

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SPLIT-TICKET VOTING

Voting for candidates from more than one party in the same election.

STRAIGHT-TICKET

voting for candidates all of the same party.

TWO-PARTY SYSTEM

several political parties exsist, but only two major political parties compete for power and dominate elections.

SINGLE-MEMBER DISTRICS

only one representative is chosen from each district.

DIVIDED GOVERNMENT

one party controls the executive, and the other party controls one or both houses of congress.

REASONS PEOPLE DONT VOTE

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VOTER TURNOUT BY:


-AGE


-RACE


-EDUCATION

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