Civics and Economics Unit 5 Vocab

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Civics and Economics Unit 5 Vocab
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  1. each individual part of a political party's platform
    plank
  2. a series of statements expressing the party's principles, beliefs, and positions on election issues
    Platform
  3. an association of voters with broad common interests who want to inflence or control decison making in goverment by electing the paty's candidates to public office
    Political Party
  4. first time or importance
    Primary
  5. certain ideas that may involve misleading messages designed to manipulate people
    propaganda
  6. the location where voting is carried out
    polling place
  7. a geographic area that contains a specific number of voters
    Precinct
  8. A procedure by which citizens can propose new laws or state constitutional amendments
    Initiative
  9. the list of candidates on which you cast your vote
    ballot
  10. one that allows a person to vote without going to the Polls on election day
    Absentee ballot
  11. A politician who has already been elected to office
    Incumbent
  12. special election where citizens can vote to remove a public official from office
    Recall
  13. a politician who is running for a public office
    candidate
  14. the most votes among all those running for office
    Plurality
  15. a number that is more than 50 percent of the toal vote
    Majority
  16. a group of people who share a point of view about an isue and unite to promote their beliefs
    Interest Group
  17. mechanisms of mass communication
    Mass media
  18. a party that challenges the two major parties
    third party
  19. all the peole who are eligible to vote
    electorate
  20. a lack of interest
    apathy
  21. representative of an interest group who contacts lawmakers or other government officials directly to influence their policy making
    Lobbyist
  22. a committe to raise money for their favorite candidate
    PAC
  23. population chooses by voting
    popular vote
  24. electors who elect officials
    Electoral vote
  25. a way for citizens to vote on state or local laws
    referendum

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