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Glossary of Chapter 6 Voters and Voter Behavior

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Chapter 6
Voters and Voter Behavior
History 12
Chapter 6
Voters and Voter Behavior
History 12
Suffrage
the right to vote
Franchise
another term for the right to vote
Electorate
the potential voting population
Registration
is a procedure of voter identification
Literacy
a person's ability to read or write
Poll Tax
a tax to vote
Gerrymandering
is the practice if drawing electorial district lines in order to limit the voting strength of a particular group or party
Injuction
federal court orders
Political Efficacy
the lack of any sense of their own influence or effectiveness in politics
Political Socialization
the process by which people gain their political attitudes and opinions
Party Identification
the loyalty of people to a political party
Straight-ticket voting
the practice of voting for candidates of but one party in an election.
Split-ticket voting
the practice of voting for the candidates of more than one party in an election.
independents
someone who has no party affliation.

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