AP Government and Politics: Chapter 13 Terms
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Conventional Political Participation
Political participation that attempt to influence the political process through well-accepted forms, often moderate forms of persuasion.
Unconventional Political Participation
Political participation that attempts to influence the political process through unusual or extreme measures, such as protests, boycotts, and picketing.
The proportion of the voting-age public that votes.
Voting for candidates of different parties for various offices in the same election.
A voter's evaluation of the performance of the party in power.
A voter's evaluation of a candidate based on what he or she pledges to do about an issue if elected.
A system of government that bases its rule on force rather than consent of the governed.
The citizens eligible to vote.
A command, indicated by an electorate's votes, for the elected officials to carry out their platforms.
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 vote.
A primary in which party members, independents, and sometimes members of the other party are allowed to vote.
Participation in the primary of a party with which the voter is not affiliated.
An organized attempt by voters of one party to influence the primary results of the other party.
A second primary election between the two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes in the first primary.
Election in which voters decide which candidates will actually fill elective public offices.
An election option such as the initiative or referendum that enables voters to enact public policy.
An election that allows citizens to propose legislation and submit it to the state electorate for popular vote.
An election whereby the state legislature submits proposed legislation to the state's voters for approval.
An election in which voters can remove and incumbent from office by popular vote.
The tendency of states to choose an early date on the primary calendar.
A traditional party practice under which the majority of a state delegation can force the minority to vote for its candidate.
Delegate slot to the Democratic Party's national convention that is reserved for an elected party official.
Representatives of each state who cast the final ballots that actually elects a president.
Member of the Electoral College chosen by methods determined in each state.
The reallocation of the number of seats in the House of Representatives after each decennial census.
The holding of an office.
Redrawing congressional districts to reflect increases or decreases in seats allotted to the states as well as population shifts within a state.
The legislative process through which the majority party in each statehouse tries to assure that the maximum number of representatives from its political party can be elected to Congress through the redrawing of legislative districts.
An election that takes place in the middle of a presidential term.
A proposed system in which the country would be divided into five or six geographic areas and all states in each region would hold their presidential primary elections on the same day.
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