Lecture 10--voting--abbrev--oldppt

Lecture 10--voting--abbrev--oldppt - Voting and elections...

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Voting and elections
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Step 1 Have to be registered—2 weeks before Increase turnout? Ease registration, voting? Require voting? Holidays?
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Partisan versus non-partisan elections local elections and state judges are often “non-partisan”
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State elections-- More “Progressive” legacy special elections recall Initiatives The voice of the people or special interests? Constraining the role of legislators?
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Primaries and General Elections Primary: Choosing the candidates to compete in the General Election General Election: choosing among the candidates to hold office
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Presidential primaries (including caucuses) Each state and the parties choose how to elect delegates to the national convention primary or caucus Primaries can be “open” (blanket), “closed” or “semi closed”
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The Party Convention in most cases now delegates are “committed”, according to result of state’s primary so outcome of convention is pre-determined-- just a pep-rally with a platform
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2010 for the course PLSC 200 taught by Professor Diamond during the Spring '10 term at Skyline College.

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