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Magruders American Government Chapter 6
all 23 terms
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The right to vote
Means the same as Suffrage
The potential voting population
Denied the right to vote
a tax imposed by several states as a qualification for voting
foreign-born residents who have not become citizens, denied right to vote
persons living in the state for only a short time, from gaining a legal residence there.
A procedure of voter identification intended to prevent fraudulent voting
The removal of the names of individuals who are no longer eligible to vote
The official lists of qualified voters in each precinct
A person's ability to read or write
The practice of drawing electoral district lines in order to limit the voting strength of a particular group or party
a court order that either compels or restrains the performance of some act by a private individual or public official.
mandated by the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the prior approval by the Justice Department of changes to or new election laws by certain States.
The congressional elections held in the even numbered years between presidential election
the phenomenon by which voters cast fewer votes for offices listed toward the bottom of the ballot
A large group of nonvoters who lack feeling of influence of effectiveness in politics. They don't believe their votes can have any impact on what the government does
The process by which people gain their political attitudes an opinions
The measurable differences between the partisan choices of men and women
The loyalty of people to a particular political party and the single most significant and lasting predictor of how a person will vote
The practice of voting for candidates of only one party in an election
The practice of voting for the candidates of more than one party in an election
A term used to identify those people who have no party affiliation
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