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Political Science Chapter IX Summary Nominations, Elections and Campaigns An election campaign is an organized effort to persuade voters to choose one candidate over others competing for the same office. Increasingly, election campaigns have evolved from being party centered to candidate centered. In the U.S. Candidates campaign for nomination as well as election. Primary election: a preliminary election conducted within a political party to select candidate who will run for public office within a subsequent election. This is how most of the candidates are elected. A closed primary in which voters must register their party affiliation to vote on that party’s potential nominees. An open primary in which any voter, regardless of party registration or affiliation, could choose either ballot. A modified closed primary: Individual state parties decide whether to allow those not registered with either party to vote with their party registrants A modified open primary: All those not already registered with a party could choose any party ballot and vote with party registrants.
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