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14 terms

vocab quiz #2

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Interest Group
A group seeking to influence government policy in favor of an interest or issue
Public Policy
Government decisions and actions; in effect, what the government does
Lobbying
Working to influence government officeholders to use their powers for the benefit of special interests
Bias
A personal and sometimes unreasoned judgment: Prejudice
Slant
To present information in a biased way
Electors
one qualified to vote in an election (i.e. The Electoral College)
Slate
A list of candidates, prepared for nomination or for election
Referendum
The practice of referring laws proposed or passed to the vote of the electorate for approval or rejection
Populace
The general public; the masses
Propoganda
The spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person
Registrar
record keeper of voters who have registered to vote
Electorate
The people who vote in an election
Constituent
The voter in a district represented by an elected official
Incumbant
An elected officeholder