National Voter Registration Act
1995-Known as the Motor Voter Act-requires the states to allow people to register when they renew thier drivers' license.
The location where voting is carried out.
A voting district.
The list of candidadates on which you cast your vote.
The person who looks up your registration form and compares the signature on your application.
A ballot for people who know they cannot get to the polls on Election Day.
*ie. out of town, college student away from home, military.
Ballots and results of the election.
News media and party workers try to predict winners by asking a sample of voters leaving selected polling places how they voted.
All the people who are eligible to vote.
Lack of interest.
General elections take place on the ___________after the first Monday in November.
For all races except the presidential race, the candidate who wins the ___________of the popular vote is elected to office.
A proposed law.
A way for citizens to approve or reject a state or local law.
Another type of special election where citizens can vote to remove a public offical from office.
A group of people named by each state legislature to select the president and vice president.
Persons appointed to vote in presidential elections for the major candidates.
The candidate who wins the popular vote in a state usually receives all of the state's electoral votes.
_______is the total number of votes in the Electoral College.
It takes _______ or more votes to win the election.
When candidates or campaign workers travel through neighborhoods asking for votes or taking public opinion polls.
An attempt to promote a particular person or idea.
Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA)
1971-an effort to place some controls on campaign financing.
Federal Election Committee (FEC)
1974 amendment to FECA- administer all federal election laws and monitor campaign spending.
Political Action Committees (PACs)
Organizations set up by interest groups especially to collect money to support favored candidates.
Donations given to a political party and not designated fro a particular candidate's election campaign.
Politicians who have already been elected to office.