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conventional political participation
Political participation that attempts to influence the political process through ell-accepted, often moderate forms of persuasion
Political participation that attempts to influence the political process through unusual or extreme measures, such as protests, boycotts, and picketing
Voting for candidates of different parties for various offices in the same election
A voter's evaluation of a candidate based on what he/she pledges to do about an issue if elected
A system of government that bases its rule on force rather than consent of the governed
A command, indicated by an electorate's votes, for the elected officials to carry out their platforms
Election in which voters decide which of the candidates within a party will represent the party in the general election
A primary in which party members, independents and sometimes members of the other party are allowed to vote
An organized attempt by voters of one party to influence the primary results of the other party
A second primary election between the two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes in the first primary
Election in which voters decide which candidates will actually fill elective public offices
An election option such as the initiative or referendum that enables voters to enact public policy
An election that allows citizens to propose legislation and submit it to the state electorate for popular vote
An election whereby the state legislature submits proposed legislation to the state's voters for approval
A traditional party practice under which the majority of a state delegation can force the minority to vote for its candidate
Delegate slot to the Democratic Party's national convention that is reserved for an elected party official
Representatives of each state who cast the final ballots that actually elect a president
The reallocation of the number of seats in the House of representatives after each decennial census
Redrawing congressional districts to reflect increases or decreases in seats allotted to the states as well as population shifts within a state
The legislative process through which the majority party in each state legislature tries to assure that the maximum number of representatives from its political party can be elected to Congress through the redrawing of legislative districts
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