AP Government Chapter 13 Voting and Elections
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Citizens eligible to vote.
A command, indicated by an electorate's votes, for the elected officials to carry out their platforms.
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.
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.
A primary used to select candidates regardless of party affiliation.
Election in which voters decide which candidates will actually fill elective public offices.
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.
A proposed systen in which the country would be divided into five or six geographic areas and all states in each reqion would hold their presidential primary elections on the same day.
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 elect a president.
Member of the Electoral College chosen by methods determined in each state.
A shifting of party coalition groupings in the electorate that remains in place for several elections.
An election that signals a party realignment through voter polarization around new issues.
The gradual rearrangement of party coalitions, based more on demographic shifts than on shocks to the political system.
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.
Election that takes place in the middle of a presidential term.
The proportion of the voting-age public that votes.
Voting for candidates of different parties for various offices in the same election.