Elections and Voting.

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  • Created on: 06-05-13 22:00
Election
In which citizens vote on an official to represent them. Elections choose governments and hold them accountable.
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Manifesto
A compilation of policies and pledges a party intends to enforce if they win a general election.
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Turnout
The amount of people who attend and vote in an election or referendum.
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Legitimacy
Right of an individual or body to be recognised, and the right to exercise power.
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Majoritarian System
(50% + 1 vote) Absolute majority, usually found in preferential systems (e.g. AV & SV)
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Simple Plurality System
Requires one more vote than your closest rival (e.g. FPTP)
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Proportional Representation
Close fit between votes and seats, multi member constituencies, often produces coalition governments.
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Coalition Government
A government formed of two (or more) parties (e.g. the 2010 Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition)
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Split Ticket Voting
(Think about the USA!) When voting for multiple offices, you vote for different parties (e.g. Voting for a Democrat president and a Republican Vice President)
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AV Referendum 2011
A referendum to decide whether the electoral system in the UK should be changed from FPTP to AV.
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Card 2

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A compilation of policies and pledges a party intends to enforce if they win a general election.

Back

Manifesto

Card 3

Front

The amount of people who attend and vote in an election or referendum.

Back

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Card 4

Front

Right of an individual or body to be recognised, and the right to exercise power.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

(50% + 1 vote) Absolute majority, usually found in preferential systems (e.g. AV & SV)

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Preview of the back of card 5
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