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Justice in America Chpt. 21 vocab

Civics Chpt 21 vocab. Dont forget to read the book as well.
political party
organization of citizens who wish to influence government by getting their members elected to office
name them to run for public office
statement of its official stand on major public issues
position statements on each specific issue in a party's platform
go door-to-door seeking support for their candidates
voting districts
system in which party leaders do favors for local party supporters
straight ticket
voting for the candidates of only one party
split ticket
voting for candidates of more than one party on the same ballot
independent voters
people who do not support a particular political party
declaring that you are running for office
write-in candidate
asks voters to write his or her name on the ballot
meeting of party leaders to discuss issues or choose candidates
direct primary
election in which members of a political party choose candidates to run for office
closed primary
primary in which a voter must be registered as a party member in order to vote
open primary
primary in which voters do not need to declare a party before voting