the citizens eligible to vote.
A command, indicated by an electorate's votes, for the elected officials to carry out a party platform or policy agenda.
Election in which voters decide which of the candidates within a party will represent the party in the general election.
a primary election in which only a party's registered voters are eligible to cast a ballot.
a primary election in which party members, independents, and sometimes members of the other party are allowed to participate.
A second primary election between the two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes in the first primary.
Election in which voters decide which candidates will actually fill elective public affairs.
An election in which voters can remove an imcumbent from office prior to the next scheduled election.
The tendency of states to choose an early date on the nomination calendar.
Representatives of each state who cast he final ballots that actually elect a president.
Member of the Electoral College.
Currently holding an office.
An election that takes place in the middle of a presidential term.
Voting for candidates of different parties for various offices in the same election.
A voter's evaluation of of a candidate based on past performance on a particular issue.
A voter's evaluation of a candidate based on what he or she pledges to do about an issue if elected.
The proportion of the voting-age public that casts a ballot.
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