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17th ammendment

Passed by Congress in 1912 gave people a chance to vote for their senators directly instead of through state legislatures


a legislative act is referred for final approval to a popular vote by the electorate


the act of removing an official by petition

primary system

Candidates that are running for president are selected though nominating election. The direct primary system was gradually adopted my states.

city commission

group of experts elected to run a city, small group of people elected to make laws for a city and run city government; each person on it is also the head of a local department

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