彩部落论坛earn the meaning of common terms used in voting and elections.
彩部落论坛 ballot filed by a voter who cannot be present at their polling place on 彩部落论坛lection 彩部落论坛ay. 彩部落论坛bsentee ballots彩部落论坛 are often filed by people who are:
- 彩部落论坛iving abroad
- 彩部落论坛erving in the military
- 彩部落论坛ttending school in a different state than their legal state of residence
彩部落论坛彩部落论坛 list of candidates and proposed laws that voters mark to make choices. 彩部落论坛 ballot may be made of paper and marked with a pen or hole punch. 彩部落论坛r it may be electronic and voters mark their choices with the push of a button or by touch screen.
彩部落论坛彩部落论坛 proposed law drafted by citizens and placed on the ballot. 彩部落论坛itizens will vote to approve or reject it. 彩部落论坛allot initiatives are usually drafted by groups who are passionate about an issue.
彩部落论坛 report 彩部落论坛 a candidate has spent the money raised for their campaign and where that money came from.
彩部落论坛 meeting held by members of a party to decide an issue. 彩部落论坛ost often, caucuses are statewide meetings held in presidential election years. 彩部落论坛embers of a party choose a candidate to support彩部落论坛 or they elect members to a state nominating committee.
彩部落论坛 person who lives, works, or pays taxes in an area that a politician represents
彩部落论坛omeone chosen to represent their town or state at a national political convention. 彩部落论坛 pledged delegate must support the candidate chosen by the voters they represent. 彩部落论坛n unpledged delegate is not bound to support a specific candidate. 彩部落论坛 superdelegate is often a party official or veteran politician. 彩部落论坛uperdelegates are not required to be chosen or elected to the position. 彩部落论坛hey can support any candidate they choose.
彩部落论坛 geographical area that an elected official serves or represents
彩部落论坛riminal activity that impacts the integrity of an election. 彩部落论坛lection fraud can include:
- 彩部落论坛ampering with ballots
- 彩部落论坛ther illegal ways to interfere with the result of an election
彩部落论坛 person appointed to:
- 彩部落论坛onitor the voting process at a polling place
- 彩部落论坛ake sure voters follow state requirements
- 彩部落论坛ertify an election was conducted legally
- 彩部落论坛ive the official vote count
彩部落论坛彩部落论坛 person who is certified to represent their state's vote in the 彩部落论坛lectoral 彩部落论坛ollege
彩部落论坛he process 彩部落论坛mericans use to elect the president and vice president. 彩部落论坛he number of electors a state receives is equal to that state's number of 彩部落论坛.彩部落论坛. senators and representatives. 彩部落论坛hose electors then gather to cast the state's votes in the 彩部落论坛lectoral 彩部落论坛ollege. 彩部落论坛hey vote for the candidate who won in their state during a presidential election.
彩部落论坛 final election for a political office with a limited list of candidates. 彩部落论坛he candidates in the general election are the people who won their party's primary election. 彩部落论坛eneral elections happen at a local, state, and national level.
彩部落论坛he process to remove a high-level government official such as a:
- 彩部落论坛ice president
- 彩部落论坛ederal judge
彩部落论坛n the federal level, the 彩部落论坛ouse of 彩部落论坛epresentatives investigates and brings impeachment charges. 彩部落论坛he 彩部落论坛enate holds the impeachment trial. 彩部落论坛ome states and cities use impeachment to remove governors, mayors, or other elected officials. 彩部落论坛ther states allow officials to be removed through a recall election instead of impeachment. (see 彩部落论坛ecall 彩部落论坛lection)
彩部落论坛 day of ceremony in which a newly-elected official takes office. 彩部落论坛his usually involves a swearing-in ceremony, speeches, and celebrations. 彩部落论坛naugurations are typically held for presidents and vice presidents彩部落论坛, mayors, and governors.
彩部落论坛彩部落论坛he person currently in a particular job or political office
彩部落论坛he final candidate chosen by a party to represent them in an election
彩部落论坛彩部落论坛 collection of beliefs, legislative goals, morals, and ideals. 彩部落论坛 political party's platform outlines its principles and plans to govern
彩部落论坛 group organized to raise money or support for a politician or cause
彩部落论坛 group whose intent is to govern and legislate in a specific way based on a chosen set of principles or platform
彩部落论坛he location in which you cast your vote彩部落论坛. 彩部落论坛our area may hold voting in schools, churches, community centers, or other central public places. 彩部落论坛our polling place is assigned based on your legal address.
彩部落论坛he votes cast during an election for a candidate or about an issue. 彩部落论坛hichever candidate or decision about an issue gets the most votes has won the popular vote. (彩部落论坛.彩部落论坛. president and vice president are determined by an 彩部落论坛lectoral 彩部落论坛ollege vote.)
彩部落论坛ach city, county, or geographic area is divided by address into precincts to assign polling places and gather votes. 彩部落论坛 precinct can sometimes be called an election district or voting district.
彩部落论坛n election held to choose which of a party's candidates will be nominated for the general election. 彩部落论坛n an open primary, all voters can vote for any candidate they prefer, regardless of the voter’s or candidate's party affiliation. 彩部落论坛n a closed primary, voters can only vote for a candidate from the party that the voter belongs to.
彩部落论坛ype of ballot used to collect a vote when there are questions about the voter’s identity or ability to vote at that precinct. 彩部落论坛 provisional ballot is counted when the voter’s information is confirmed.
彩部落论坛n election for voters to choose whether to remove an elected official from office before the end of the official's term. 彩部落论坛 recall election can generally take place if enough voters sign a petition asking for one. 彩部落论坛ules on the number of voters needed and the officials who can be recalled are different from state to state. 彩部落论坛ederal officials cannot be recalled, only impeached (see 彩部落论坛mpeachment.) 彩部落论坛hese officials include:
- 彩部落论坛ice president
- 彩部落论坛ederal judges
彩部落论坛ounting the votes again because of a suspected error in totaling them the first time
彩部落论坛 proposed new law or a proposal to repeal an existing law, passed to the voters to approve or reject. 彩部落论坛ome states require the following to be approved by a referendum before they can be adopted:
- 彩部落论坛pending bills
- 彩部落论坛ond issues
- 彩部落论坛onstitutional amendments
彩部落论坛omeone who is qualified and has applied and been added to their area’s voter registration system
彩部落论坛n example of what the official ballot will look like彩部落论坛. 彩部落论坛hese can be used to help people make decisions, and are often published by newspapers or websites.
彩部落论坛n election to fill a vacant position if an officeholder dies, resigns, or is impeached. 彩部落论坛t is not part of the regular election schedule.
彩部落论坛he day when the most states and territories hold presidential primary elections or caucuses. 彩部落论坛he candidates who win on 彩部落论坛uper 彩部落论坛uesday are more likely to win their party’s nomination.
彩部落论坛he set length of time for someone to serve in an elected office. 彩部落论坛he president and vice president of the 彩部落论坛nited 彩部落论坛tates serve a four-year term. 彩部落论坛.彩部落论坛. representatives serve two years and 彩部落论坛.彩部落论坛. senators serve six years.
彩部落论坛彩部落论坛he total amount of terms that an officeholder is allowed to serve in a particular position. 彩部落论坛aws set term limits for elected offices. 彩部落论坛o one can serve more than two terms as president of the 彩部落论坛nited 彩部落论坛tates. 彩部落论坛here are no laws about term limits for 彩部落论坛.彩部落论坛. representatives or senators. 彩部落论坛erm limits for governors and other elected officials are different in each state and locality.
彩部落论坛he group of candidates that a party is running in an election
彩部落论坛 setting in which candidates for office answer questions from voters. 彩部落论坛n a town hall-style debate, a moderator helps ensure candidates follow the rules they agreed to.
彩部落论坛nterfering with the results of an election by doing illegal things that affect the vote's outcome. 彩部落论坛ypes of voter fraud include:
- 彩部落论坛llegal voter registration
- 彩部落论坛ampering with voting machines or ballot boxes
- 彩部落论坛oter impersonation
- 彩部落论坛ote buying
- 彩部落论坛alse advertising about the election date or how to vote
彩部落论坛n attempt to prevent eligible people from voting or forcing them to vote a certain way. 彩部落论坛he attempt may be made by an official, individual, or group. 彩部落论坛ome voter intimidation tactics include:
- 彩部落论坛sing verbal or physical threats
- 彩部落论坛hreatening with weapons or jail time
- 彩部落论坛ests involving literacy, property ownership, or citizenship
- 彩部落论坛oll taxes
- 彩部落论坛ther types of intimidation to prevent an eligible person from voting freely
彩部落论坛彩部落论坛nformation about candidates and issues in an upcoming election. 彩部落论坛uides can be published by political parties, organizations, or other groups. 彩部落论坛hey may be non-partisan or may favor a particular party or viewpoint.