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election in which voters decide which candidates will actually fill elective public offices
election in which voters decide which of the candidates within a party will represent the party in the general election
a primary election in which only a party's registered voters are eligible to cast a ballot
a primary election in which party members, independents, and sometimes members of the other party are allowed to participate
participation in the primary election of a party with which the voter is not affiliated.
a second primary election between the two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes in the first primary
representatives of each state who cast the final ballots that actually elect a president
an election in which voters can remove an incumbent from office prior to the next scheduled election
the reallocation of the number of seats in the House of Representatives after each decennial census
a voter's evaluation of a candidate based on what he or she pledges to do about an issue if elected
a voter's evaluation of a candidate based on past performance on a particular issue
voting for candidates of different parties for various offices in the same election
unconventional political participation
political participation that attempts to influence the political process through unusual or extreme measures, such as protests, boycotts, and picketing
conventional political participation
political participation that attempts to influence the political process through well-accepted forms of persuasion such as voting or letter writing.
an election whereby the state legislature submits proposed legislation or state constitutional amendments to the voters for approval
an election that allows citizens to propose legislation or state constitutional amendments by submitting them to the electorate for public vote
a command, indicated by an electorate's votes, for the elected officials to carry out a party platform or policy agenda
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