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an election option such as the initiative or referendum that enables voters to enact public policy
Conventional Political Participation
political participation that attempts to influence the political process through well-accepted, often moderate forms of persuasion
a group of people named by each state legislature to select the president and vice president
the recent tendency of states to hold primaries early in the calendar in order to capitalize on media attention
the drawing of legislative district boundaries to benefit a party, group, or incumbent
a primary in which any registered voter can vote (but must vote for candidates of only one party)
a voter's evaluation of a candidate based on what he or she pledges to do about an issue if elected
a new apportionment (especially a reallotment of congressional seats in the United States on the basis of census results)
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.
system where the country would be divided into several regions and hold their primaries on the same day
When no candidate receives a majority of votes, an election held betweent eh 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
Unconventional Political Participation
political participation that attempts to influence the political process through unusual or extreme measures, such as protests, boycotts, and picketing
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