the official endorsement of a candidate for office by a political party. Generally, success in the nomination game requires momentum, money, and media attention.
Election in which voters choose the candidates from each party who will run in the general election
an election in which voters choose candidates to represent each party in a general election
Election in which voters choose their leaders for elected offices
Primary election in which only persons registered in the party holding the primary may vote.
candidates for public office are nominated by petitions signed by a certain number of qualified voters in the election district
a meeting held by a political party to choose their party's candidate for president or decide policy
a candidate whose name does not appear on a ballot but who asks voters to write his or her name in as their choice
an election in which a party's voters choose some or all delegates to their party's national convention and express a preference among various contenders for their party's candidate
Presidential Preference Primary
Election in which party voters cast ballots for the presidential candidate they favor and in doing so help determine the number of national convention delegates that candidate will receive
Delegate Selection Primary
voters choose only the delegates to the convention, without indicating which candidate the delegates will support
a speech presented near the beginning of a meeting to guide its thematic agenda and to help set its tone
A political candidate who is thought to have only an outside chance of gaining the nomination.
candidate that receives the backing of his home state rather than of the national party
Balance the Ticket
When a presidential candidate chooses a running mate who can strengthen his chance of being elected by virtue of certain ideological, geographic, racial, ethnic, gender, or other characteristics
to seek votes or opinions; to conduct a survey
committee formed by a special-interest group to raise money for their favorite political candidates
a statutory right or privilege granted to a person or group by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and the right to vote)
a tax of a fixed amount per person that had to be paid before the person could vote
A test given to persons to prove they can read and write before being allowed to register to vote
A clause in registration laws allowing people who do not meet registration requirements to vote if they or their ancestors had voted before 1867.
One of the means used to discourage African-American voting that permitted political parties in the heavily Democratic South to exclude African Americans from primary elections, thus depriving them of a voice in the real contests. The Supreme Court declared White primaries unconstitutional in 1944.
a procedure of voter identification intended to prevent fraudulent voting
The place where you live
A government printed ballot of uniform size and shape to be cast in secret that was adopted by many states around 1890 in order to reduce the voting fraud associated with party printed ballots cast in public.
a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections
A paper ballot used to vote by voters who expect to be absent from their polling place on election day.
are assaigned to polling places to ensure that only qualified voters are allowed to cast votes
Involving two political parties.