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Title: Unit 4: Elections, Political Parties and Voter Behavior


1
The Electoral Process
Nominations and Elections
2
Nominations
  • The 2008 Presidential Election
  • Buthow did we decide on these candidates?

vs.
3
Do you remember these people?
4
The Nominating Process explains how we narrow
down these candidates.
  • With a partner, in your notes, copy and fill out
    the table below. The information can be found on
    pages 179-182.

self- announcement caucus convention direct primary petition
definition
advantages
disadvantages
5
Republicans in the running for 2012
6
The Primary in Ohio
  • Ohio has a closed primary (but, unaffiliated can
    vote)
  • closed vs. open
  • primary takes place in May
  • 17-year-olds can vote for candidates if 18 by the
    general election

7
Elections
  • precinct- a voting district
  • polling place- the place where the voters who
    live in a precinct actually vote (located
    somewhere in or near the precinct)
  • generally open from 7/8am-7/8pm
  • poll watchers from each party are present to
    observe the election

8
Ballots
  • we have a secret ballot
  • We use the Australian Ballot
  • printed at public expense
  • lists the names of all candidates in an election
  • given out only at the polls, one to each
    qualified voter
  • marked in secret

9
Office-Group and Party-Column Ballots
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