Flashcards in Voting In Elections Deck (32):
Founding fathers met in?
Independence Hall in Philadelphia
Voting is a ____, not a requirement as in some countries
Every county, district, or city is divided into?
There is one polling place for every _____ voters
Some counties pays from $10-$50 for the use of?
Use of a private home for voting
___ election officials are chosen by?
3-5, an election board
Officers must come from ____
Both parties, with the exception of a few states where one party controls the state
Process for those who cannot be present at their polling place because of health or obligation
A secret ballot, originated in Australia
If a losing candidate feels that fraud has occurred he may call the commission to recount the votes
Selected by district election board, a group that sees to the fairness and efficiency of an election
One who is responsible for the proper conduct of the election
Titles of offices appear across the ballot; the candidates of parties for each office are below the titles
Older form of voting where voters would call out the name of the candidate
Party column method
Names of the parties appear at tops of the columns; titles of various offices are shown at sides
A citizen who is paid by the parties to keep a watchful eye on the voters and the officials
Specific voting area; each voter is assigned a particular place within the district where he lives
Ballot that is kept private and distributed only at the polling places and only by the election officials
Members of the election board are selected by?
The county clerk or county court in some states
The _____ ballot is the accepted voting procedure in America
Australian ballot was introduced into the United States
The Australian ballot was first used in?
Louisville, Kentucky, in the city elections
Later adopted by Massachusetts and today is used throughout country
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
Ballot is arranged in one of two ways:
1. Party column method
2. Office-bloc arrangement
You will receive a card from _____ telling you where to vote
The county clerk or other election official
On Election Day you will go to the voting place
Some states require you to present voter ID card and sign voting book
After the polls close- they are open for _____ - the officials begin the task of _____
Eight to twelve hours, counting ballots
Voting machine advantages:
Make fraud impossible
Assure absolute secrecy
Do away with need for counting votes
____ of voting is done by machines
If charge of fraud in a contested election is made, the case comes under the jurisdiction of?
Voter marks ballot then swears before a _____ that he issued registered voter. He then sends ballot to county clerk.