Ch 12: Elections and Voting Flashcards Preview

Ap Gov > Ch 12: Elections and Voting > Flashcards

Flashcards in Ch 12: Elections and Voting Deck (23):
1

electorate

the people who are able to vote

2

mandate

a command for the elected officials to carry out their platform they ran on while in office

3

primary election

election which decides a parties candidate for president

4

closed primary

only people from that party can vote

5

open primary

anyone can vote

6

crossover voting

voting in the primary for the opposite party a person is registered with

7

runoff primary

second primary where the two people who got the most votes run against each other

8

general election

election for president or other elected office

9

initiative

election that allows citizens to propose legislation

10

recall

election where voters can remove an incumbent from office prior to the next scheduled election

11

front loading

tendency to choose an early date on the nomination calendar

12

Electoral College

the process of electing president

13

elector

a member of the Electoral College

14

reapportionment

reallocation of seats in the House after every decennial census

15

incumbency

already holding offic

16

mid-term election

election taking place in the middle of a presidential term

17

conventional political participation

participation in political issues in conventional ways, writing letters, or voting, etc.

18

unconventional political participation

participation in political issues in unconventional ways, protests, boycotts, picketing

19

ticket splitting

voting for candidates of different party for various offices in the same election

20

retrospective judgement

a voters evaluation of a candidate based on past performance

21

prospective judgement

a voters evaluation of a candidate based on what the candidate promises to do

22

turnout

the amount of people who show up to vote

23

referendum

an election where the state legislature submits proposed legislation to voters for approval