AG 8

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AG 8
2013-02-01 13:25:17
American Government

American Government chapter 8
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  1. a secret ballot prepared, distributed, and tabulated by govt officials at the public expense. All stated have used this since 1888
    australian ballot
  2. a presidency primary in which candidates compete for the popular votes but the results do not control the selection of delegates to the national convention
    "beauty contest"
  3. a meeting of party members designed to select candidates and propose policies
  4. a type of primary in which the voter is limited to choosing candidates of the party of which he or she is a member.
    closed primary
  5. the influence of a popular candidate on the electoral success of other candidates on the same party ticket
    coattail effect
  6. a series of acts passed by congress in an attempt to limit and regulate the size and sources of contributions and expenditures in political campaigns
    corrupt practices acts
  7. a committee used by political parties at their national conventions to determine which delegates may participate
    credentials committee
  8. a primary election in which voters decide party nominations by voting directly for candidates
    direct primary
  9. a small group of individuals who are led in discussion by a professional consultant to gather opinions on and responses to candidates and issues
    focus group
  10. the right to vote
  11. the practice of moving presidential primary elections to the early part of the campaign to maximize the impact of these primaries on the nomination
  12. the presidential candidate who appears to be ahead at a given time in the primary season
  13. held on the 1st tues in Nov
    general election
  14. an act passed in 1939 that restricted the political activities of govt employees. it also prohibited a political group form spending more than 3 million in any campaign and limited individual contributions to a campaign committee to 5,000
    hatch act
  15. unregulated political expenditures by PAC's, organizations and individuals that are not coordinated with candidate campaigns or political parites
    independent expenditures
  16. a primary election in which voters choose convention delegates and the delegates determine the party's candidate in the general election
    indirect primary
  17. advertising paid for by interest groups that support or oppose a candidate or a candidates's position on an issue without mentioning voting or elections.
    issue advocacy advertising
  18. a form of general election ballot in which candidates for elective office are grouped together under the title of each office
    office block aka massachusetts ballot
  19. a primary in which any registered voter can vote  but must vote for candidates of only one party
    open primary
  20. ballot in which all of a party's candidates for elective office are arranged in one column under the party's label and symbol
    party-column aka indiana ballot
  21. a committee set up by and representing a corporation labor union or special interest group.  raise campaign donations
    political action committee PAC
  22. a statewide primary election of delegates to a political party's national convention held to determine a party's  presidential nominee
    presidential primary
  23. an election in which political parties choose heir candidates for the general election
    primary election
  24. campaign contributions unregulated by federal or stare law usually given to parties and party committees to help fun general party activities
    soft money
  25. a party leader or elected official who is given the right to vote at the party's national convention. not elected at the state level
  26. people able to vote
    vote-eligable population
  27. the percentage of citizens taking part in the election process; the number of eligible voters who actually turn out on election day to cast their ballots
    voter turnout
  28. number of people of voting age in the county at a given time regardless of whether they have the right to vote
    voting age population