Regularly scheduled elections at which voters make the final selection of officeholders
What is a general election?
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?
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?
True or False: Your school education is subsidized.
The naming of those who will seek office
What is a nomination?
A party’s nominating election in which only declared party members can vote
What is a closed primary?
The method by which a voter records their choice in an election
What is a ballot?
A grant of money, usually from a government
What is a subsidy?
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)
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?
The place where the voters who live in a precinct actually vote
What is a polling place?
Campaign money that is subject to regulations by the FEC
What is hard money?
A voting process in which voters receive a long ballot containing names of all contenders, regardless of party, and can vote however they choose
A group of like-minded people who meet to select the candidates they will support in an upcoming election
What is a caucus?
A process by which they could vote without going to their polling places on Election Day
What is absentee voting?
the political extension of special-interest groups which have a major stake in public policy.
What is a Political Action Committee (PAC)?
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?
Name the differences between closed, open, and runoff primaries. You must name all for full credit.
Answers will vary.
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?
Money given to State and local party organizations for voting-related activities
What is soft money?
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