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1

Founding fathers met in?

Independence Hall in Philadelphia

2

Voting is a ____, not a requirement as in some countries

Privilege

3

Every county, district, or city is divided into?

Precincts

4

There is one polling place for every _____ voters

Few hundred

5

Some counties pays from $10-$50 for the use of?

Use of a private home for voting

6

___ election officials are chosen by?

3-5, an election board

7

Officers must come from ____

Both parties, with the exception of a few states where one party controls the state

8

Absentee voting

Process for those who cannot be present at their polling place because of health or obligation

9

Australian ballot

A secret ballot, originated in Australia

10

Contested election

If a losing candidate feels that fraud has occurred he may call the commission to recount the votes

11

Election board

Selected by district election board, a group that sees to the fairness and efficiency of an election

12

Inspector

One who is responsible for the proper conduct of the election

13

Office-bloc arrangement

Titles of offices appear across the ballot; the candidates of parties for each office are below the titles

14

Oral voting

Older form of voting where voters would call out the name of the candidate

15

Party column method

Names of the parties appear at tops of the columns; titles of various offices are shown at sides

16

Poll watchers

A citizen who is paid by the parties to keep a watchful eye on the voters and the officials

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Polling place

Specific voting area; each voter is assigned a particular place within the district where he lives

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Secret ballot

Ballot that is kept private and distributed only at the polling places and only by the election officials

19

Members of the election board are selected by?

The county clerk or county court in some states

20

The _____ ballot is the accepted voting procedure in America

Secret

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1888

Australian ballot was introduced into the United States

22

The Australian ballot was first used in?

Louisville, Kentucky, in the city elections
Later adopted by Massachusetts and today is used throughout country

23

Australian ballot has four distinctive features:

1. Secret ballot
2. Includes names of all candidates from all parties
3. Prepared by the state or county and printed at public expense
4. Distributed only at polling places by election officials

24

Ballot is arranged in one of two ways:

1. Party column method
2. Office-bloc arrangement

25

You will receive a card from _____ telling you where to vote

The county clerk or other election official

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On Election Day you will go to the voting place

Give name+address
Some states require you to present voter ID card and sign voting book

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After the polls close- they are open for _____ - the officials begin the task of _____

Eight to twelve hours, counting ballots

28

Voting machine advantages:

Make fraud impossible
Assure absolute secrecy
Do away with need for counting votes

29

____ of voting is done by machines

Over half

30

If charge of fraud in a contested election is made, the case comes under the jurisdiction of?

The courts

31

Voter marks ballot then swears before a _____ that he issued registered voter. He then sends ballot to county clerk.

Notary public

32

An absentee vote may be received by?

County election officer in person or by mail