13 terms

Election Vocabulary

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Democracy
A type of government where citizens can vote on government decisions
Political Parties
Groups of people with similar political ideas who are trying to gain power in the government
Candidates
A person who is trying to be elected
Presidential Ticket
Two people running for the job of president and vice president in an election
Caucus
A meeting of members of a political party for the purpose of choosing a candidate
Legislative Branch
Part of the U.S. government that makes laws, includes congress
Judicial Branch
Part of the the U.S. government that enforces the laws, includes the court system
Executive Branch
Part of the U.S. government that includes the president
Nominee
Person chosen by a political party to represent them in an election
Election
Process where people vote on a decision or job in the government
Vote
When a citizen makes a choice in an election
Democrat
Political party who believe in equal opportunity, protecting the environment, and healthcare for everyone
Republican
Political party who believe in personal responsibility, free market, low taxes, and a strong national defense.