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1

What type of election is held to fill an elective office ?

General election

2

Petition, independent announcement, caucus, convention, direct primary

Five methods of nominating candidates

3

Which state was the first to use the direct primary to nominate candidates ?

Wisconsin

4

What term means a resident of a direct represented by an elected official ?

Constituent

5

What term refers to the ability of a top-ranking candidate to draw voters to choose other lower candidates of the same party ?

Coattail effect

6

What term means currency office holder ?

Incumbent

7

What term means to vote for all candidates of a particular party ?

Straight ticket

8

What term means a paid radio or television advertisement ?

Spot

9

What is the location in a specific precinct where residents got to vote ?

Polling place

10

Who became secretary of state under John Quincy Adams through what some people called a "corrupt bargain" ?

Henry Clay

11

Who was the first person to be elected to a major office by write-in ballot ?

Storm Thurmond

12

Who won the presidency although the only campaigning he did was from his home in Canton, Ohio ?

William Mckinley

13

What type of nomination method is widely used at the local level for municipal offices in small communities and nonpartisan school posts ?

Petition

14

Amendment that gave voting rights to all male citizens regardless of race

Fifteenth

15

What is another name for blanket primary ?

Wide-open primary

16

Who was the first Roman Catholic president of the United States ?

John Kennedy

17

Amendment that gave voting rights to eighteen year-olds

Twenty-sixth

18

According to McCain-Feingold, both contributions from foreign nationals and postal franking for congressional members seeking reelection are

Banned