A ballot that a voter who will be unable to appear at his or her polling place on the day of an election can use to vote in advance by mail.
A primary election in which only the members of a political party are permitted to in selecting the party's candidates.
a political party gathering held to nominate candidates, set party rules, and create a party platform.
Money that is given in support of a party that may not be used for specific candidates.
a person who already holds the elective office.
Community would gather in a home or an official town building to endorse candidates for local offices.
money paid to cast a ballot.
Voting Rights Act of 1970
30 days' residence in a state was sufficient to allow people to vote in a presidential election.
people develop political opinions over the course of their lifetimes.
Motor Voter Law
requires sates to allow citizens to register to vote or to update their registration information, when they apply for or renew their driver's licenses (National Voter Registration Act).
allows voters to choose candidates in private. (secret ballot)
Write in candidate
a person who declares that he or she will run for office and then asks people to write his or her name on the ballot when they vote.
A primary election in which the winner becomes the party's candidate for elective office.
A primary election in which candidates from all political parties are on the same ballot and in which all voters can participate, regardless of their political affiliation.
A primary election in which a voter may participate in the selection of a political party's candidates regardless of the voter's own political affiliation.
A second election that is held in some states if no candidate in the primary election receives a majority of the votes.
The popular name for a voting system that allows voters to choose candidates in private. It originated in Australia and is now universally used in US elections.
Single Member District
An electoral district in which only one candidate can win election to a particular office.
The right to vote.