5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- National Voter Registration Bill (Motor Voter Act) 1993
- Political Party
- Federal Election Campaign Acts, 1971-1974
- Fixed terms
- a reallocation of House seats to the states on the basis of changes in state populations, as determined by the census
- b group of officeholders, candidates, activists, and voters that pursue common interests by gaining power in elections and exercising power through the legislative process
- c terms of office that have a definite length of time, e.g., two years for a member of the House
- d Requires states to allow people to register to vote when applying for a driver's license or completing license renewal forms
- e Created FEC; Required disclosure of contributions and expenditures; provided limitations on contributions and presidential election expenditures; provided subsidies for presidential candidates
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- theory that upper class elites exercise great influence over public policy
- one is not registered with a political party. Independent leaners tend to vote for candidates of one particular party, whereas pure independents have no consistent pattern of party voting
- elections to choose candidates that is open to independents, and that allows voters to choose candidates from all the parties
- Suspended literacy tests; Empowered federal officials to register voters; Empowered federal officials to ensure that citizens could vote; Empowered federal officials to count ballots; Prohibited states from changing voting procedures without federal permission.
- redrawing district lines to favor one party at the expense of the other
5 True/False Questions
Party column ballot → ballot in which candidates are arranged by party rather than office. Encourages straight ticket voting.
Redistricting → redrawing of congressional district boundaries by the party in power of the state legislature
General election → election in which the officeholders are chosen. Contrast with a primary election, in which only the candidates are chosen.
Revolving door → theory that upper class elites exercise great influence over public policy
Nonpartisan elections → elections in which candidates are not identified by party membership on the ballot