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Chapter 14: Voting, Campaigns, and Elections Political Efficacy: Def. – This is an individual’s feeling of effectiveness in political affairs Sig. – This is significant because it is a form of orientation toward power as the more  they are involved the more they are willing to stay involved Motor Voter Bill: Def. – This is legislation that attempts to ease the burden of voting which requires states  to take a more active role in registering people to vote such as registration opportunities  when people are applying for driver’s licenses Sig. – This is significant because it increases the number of voters, as it is such a  convenience. Voter Mobilization: Def. – These are the efforts of politicians, interest groups, and especially political parties  to make direct contact with people during election campaigns and persuade them to vote Sig. – This is significant because it benefits the politician as it increases the number of  potential votes Social Correctedness: Def. – This is a measure of how well integrated citizen’s are into their society in which  they live Sig. – This is significant because low levels of social correctedness have been an  important factor in accounting for the low turnout in national elections. Prospective Voting: Def. – This is the idea that voters base their decisions on what policies will be enacted if  they vote for a candidate  Sig. – This is a potential political tool for the candidate because he can promise a certain  policy but never actually carry it out upon election
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Retrospective Voting: Def. – This is the idea that voters base their decisions based on how well they believe the  country is doing, how the economy is doing, or how incumbents have performed. Sig. – This is significant because the candidate has a stake in performing to the best of his ability in hopes of getting elected or re-elected Invisible Primary: Def. – These are actions that politicians take to see how much support they have by 
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