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16 terms

American Government Chapter 8 Terms - Mrs. Aldy

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suffrage
the right to vote
electorate
potential voting population
registration
procedure of voter identification intended to prevent fraudulent voting
literacy
A person's ability to read or write
poll tax
tax required before a person can vote
injunctions
a court order barring a specific action
political efficacy
The belief that one's political participation really matters - that one's vote can actually make a difference
political socialization
the process by which people gain their political attitudes and opinions
party identification
loyalty of people to a political party
split ticket voting
voting for candidates of different parties for different offices at the same election
independents
people who have no party affiliation
franchise
suffrage
precinct
A voting district
ward
a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections
gerrymandering
the drawing of legislative district boundaries to benefit a party, group, or incumbent
straight ticket voting
practice of voting for candidates of only one party in an election