[Chapter 1] - [Spring 2010] - [Jesse]

[Chapter 1] - [Spring 2010] - [Jesse] - Chapter 1 Elections...

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Chapter 1 Elections National elections- voters of the 50 states choose their state public officials. Determines the president, v.p., 100 senators, & 435 members of the H. of reps. State elections- citizens choose their state public officials. Governor & state legislature, treasurer, auditor, etc. Local elections- sheriffs, treasurers, country boards. Recall elections- attempting to remove an official before completion of the term Nominating Candidates / Deciding Issues Primary election- each party chooses a nominee Nonpartisan elections- candidates do not run with party labels, primaries are used to narrow the field of candidates. Initiative- a proposed law/amendment to a state constitution placed on the ballot in response to a citizen petition. Referendum- law/state const. amendment that is proposed by a legislature or other elected body but only goes into effect if approved by a specific majority. Government- according to Max Weber, institution in society holding a monopoly of the legit. Use of physical force Types of Government Government by 1 person
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2010 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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