AP Government Unit 2 Chapter 13
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a system of government that bases its rule on force rather than consent of the governed.
an election option such as the initiative or referendum that enables voters to enact public policy
a primary in which only registered members of a particular political party can vote
Conventional Political Participation
political participation that attempts to influence the political process through well-accepted, often moderate forms of persuasion
participation in the primary of a party with which the voter is not affiliated
member of the electoral college chosen by methods determined in each state
representatives of each state who cast the final ballots that actually elect a president
citizens eligible to vote
the tendency of states to choose an early date on the primary calendar
election in which voters decide which candidates will actually fill elective public offices
the legislative process through which the majority party in each statehouse tries to assure that the maximum number of representatives from its political party can be elected to Congress through the redrawing of legislative districts
the holding of an office
an election that allows citizens to propose legislation and submit it to the state electorate for popular vote
a command or authorization to act in a particular way on a public issue given by the electorate to its representative
election that takes place in the middle of a presidential term
a primary in which party members, independents, and sometimes members of the other party are allowed to vote
election in which voters decide which of the candidates within a party will represent the party in the general election
a voter's evaluation of a candidate based on what he or she pledges to do about an issue if elected
an organized attempt by voters of one party to influence the primary results of the other party.
the process of reallocating seats in the House of Representatives every 10 years on the basis of the results of the census.
Procedure for submitting to popular vote the removal of officials from office before the end of their term.
The redrawing of congressional and other legislative district lines following the census, to accommodate population shifts and keep districts as equal as possible in population.
the principle or process of submitting a bill already passed by the lawmaking body to a direct vote of the citizens for approval or rejection.
a proposed system in which the country would be divided into five or six geographic areas and all states in each region would hold their presidential primary elections on the same day
a voter's evaluation of the performance of the party in power.
When no candidate receives a majority of votes, an election held between the two candidates who received the most votes in the primary
delegate slot to the Democratic Party's national convention that is reserved for an elected party official
Voting with one party for one office and with another party for other offices. It has become the norm in American voting behavior
the proportion of the voting-age public that votes
Unconventional political participation
political participation that attempts to influence the political process through unusual or extreme measures, such as protests, boycotts, and picketing
a traditional party practice under which the majority of a state delegation can force the minority to vote for its candidate