A group of people named by each state legislature to select the president and the vice president.
4 types of Elections
1.) Primary elections
2.) General elections
3.) Elections on issues
4.) Special elections
-Take place on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
-All U.S. House of Representatives and 1/3 of Senate seats are up in general elections every even numbered years.
-President's general elections take place every 4 years.
Election on Issues
At the state and local level voters decide on issues as well as candidates.
Way that citizens can propose new laws or state constitutional amendments.
Way for citizens to approve or reject a state or local law.
Runoff and recall
When none of the candidates for a particular office wins a majority of the vote in the general election.
Citizens in some states can vote to remove a public official from office.
Candidates give speeches, make TV appearances, new conferences, debates, and met people.
Hold electoral votes and are part of the Electoral College system.
The candidate who wins the popular vote in a state usually receives all of the state's electoral votes.