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an election held within a party to pick that party's candidates for the general election
voting process in which voters receive a long ballot containing the names of all contenders, regardless of party, and can vote however they choose
provisions made for those unable to get to their regular polling places on election day
political action committee (PAC)
political extension of special-interest groups which have a major state in public policy
the effect of a strong candidate running for an office at the top of a ballot helping to attract voters to other candidates on the party's ticket
as a nominating devide, a group of like-minded people who meet to select the candidates they'll support in an upcoming election
the regularly scheduled election at which voters make a final selection of office-holders
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