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Voting and Elections Vocabulary Quiz

 

Directions: Match the vocabulary words on the left with the definitions on the right.

1. caucus Work in an organized and active manner toward a particular goal, often a political one
2. margin An organization that is trying to gain political power
3. constituency A preliminary election to appoint delegates to a party conference or to select candidates for a principal election
4. controversy Prejudice in favor of or against a thing, person, or group when compared with another
5. bias A formal discussion on a specific topic in a public meeting or legislative assembly
6. party A process of voting, normally in secret and in writing or through electronic means
7. ballot Compelling charm or attractiveness that is able to inspire devotion from others
8. candidate A prolonged disagreement that is often heated and in public
9. primary An amount of something that is larger
10. slate A person who is nominated for election
11. debate A person who is formally entered as a candidate for political office
12. campaign A meeting of the members of a legislative body who are also members of a certain political party in order to select candidates for the next election
13. nominee A group of voters in a specific area who elected a representative to the legislative body
14. charisma A list of the candidates of a political party that are running for different open offices

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