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Unformatted text preview: What are the different types of elections Americans vote in? • Primary Elections- about winning a spot on the ballot. Each party decides who will run on election day • General Elections- gives the winner a term of office • Direct democracy- elections ran by the people Ballot access is not a guarantee in the United States • Each state sets its own rules to get on the ballot • Smaller 3 rd parties have trouble getting on the ballot How do plurality rules differ from proportional representation? • Plurality rules- whoever have the most votes wins • Proportional representation-awards seats based on percentage of the vote that your party receives...
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This document was uploaded on 10/27/2011 for the course POLS 1301 at Texas Tech.
- Fall '08