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Voting and Elections Vocabulary


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


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