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100

Regularly scheduled elections at which voters make the final selection of officeholders

What is a general election?

100

Elections in which candidates are not identified by party levels. This is typical in local elections, such as supervisors and school board elections

What is a nonpartisan election?

100

A voting district. A district where every voter has a place they go to vote. This is the smallest unit of electoral administration.

What is a precinct?

100

True or False: Your school education is subsidized.

True

200

The naming of those who will seek office

What is a nomination?

200

A party’s nominating election in which only declared party members can vote

What is a closed primary?

200

The method by which a voter records their choice in an election

What is a ballot?

200

A grant of money, usually from a government

What is a subsidy?

300

An intraparty election. It is held within a party to pick that party’s candidates for the general election.

What is a direct primary? (Primary is also acceptable)

300

A party’s nominating election in which any qualified voter can cast a ballot. This is the case in Virginia

What is an open primary?

300

The place where the voters who live in a precinct actually vote

What is a polling place?

300

Campaign money that is subject to regulations by the FEC

What is hard money?

400

A voting process in which voters receive a long ballot containing names of all contenders, regardless of party, and can vote however they choose

What is a blanket or jungle primary?

400

A group of like-minded people who meet to select the candidates they will support in an upcoming election

What is a caucus?

400

A process by which they could vote without going to their polling places on Election Day

What is absentee voting?

400

the political extension of special-interest groups which have a major stake in public policy.

What is a Political Action Committee (PAC)?

500

Occur when no candidate gets 50% of the vote in a primary. If this occurs, the top two vote getters in the first primary face off to determine the party’s nomination

What is a runoff primary?

500

Name the differences between closed, open, and runoff primaries. You must name all for full credit.

Answers will vary.

500

Occurs when a strong candidate running for an office at the top of the ballot helps attract voters to other candidates on the party’s ticket

What is the coattail effect?

500

Money given to State and local party organizations for voting-related activities

What is soft money?