Chapter 10 Vocabulary - Chapter 10 Vocabulary Mid-term...

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Chapter 10 Vocabulary Mid-term elections - congressional elections that do not coincide with a presidential election; also called off-year elections Primary elections - elections held to select a party’s candidate for the general election Closed primary - a primary election in which voters can participate in the nomination of candidates, but only of the party in which they are enrolled for a period of time prior to primary day Open primary - a primary election in which the voter can wait until the day of the primary to choose which part to enroll in to select candidates for the general election Referendum - the practice of referring a measure proposed or passes by a legislature to the vote of the electorate for approval or rejection Recall - procedure to allow voters an opportunity to remove state officials from office before their terms expire Majority system - a type of electorate system in which, to win a seat in the parliament or other representative body, a candidate must receive a majority of all the votes cast in the relevant district Plurality system - a type of electorate system in which, to win a seat in the parliament or other representative body, a candidate need only receive the most votes in the election, not necessarily a majority of the votes cast
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course GOVT 2301 taught by Professor Combs during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.

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