Gov unit 2
Terms in this set (32)
You cannot prevent a person from voting because of race, color, or creed.
Women's right to vote
eliminated poll taxes
Voting Age Set to 18 Years
Factors influence public opinion
2 major political parties
Democrat and Republican
Purpose of minor parties
Adopt new idea
We elect an elector who then voices there opinion for who should be president
An election held to choose which candidate will hold office
congressional election that occurs between presidential election years
35 years old
US born citizenship
15 year resident
All of the people entitled to vote in a given election
Procedure if voter identification intended to prevent fraudulent voting
A requirement that citizens pay a tax in order to register to vote
Process of redrawing legislative boundaries for the purpose of benefiting the party in power.
The belief that one's political participation really matters - that one's vote can actually make a difference
the process by which people gain their political attitudes and opinions
a citizen's self-proclaimed preference for one party or the other
straight ticket voting
practice of voting for candidates of only one party in an election
voting for candidates of different parties for different offices at the same election
A voter or candidate who does not identify with a political party.
the process by which political parties select their candidates for election to public office
A primary where voters directly select the candidates who will run for office
A primary in which only registered members of a particular political party can vote
The smallest unit of election administration; a voting district
the location where voting is carried out
the list of candidates on which you cast your vote
Political Action Committee (PAC)
A committee set up by a corporation, labor union, or interest group that raises and spends campaign money from voluntary donations
the course of action the government takes in response to an issue or problem
public interest group
an organization that supports causes that affect the lives of Americans in general
information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.
A strategy by which organized interests seek to influence the passage of legislation by exerting direct pressure on members of the legislature.