Political Machine: An organization to elect one person.
Bosses: Leaders of a politcal machine
Grass roots: Local levels of politics.
Patronage- give government jobs to those who helped you win election.
Non Partizan: Not of a politcial party
Stumping: Go from one area to another giving seeches
Valence issues: do not take sides
Position issues: do take sides
Canvasing: sampling an area
Plurality: win, but you do not recieve a mojority such as 40: 30: 30 in a three person race.
Franchise: right to vote
Disfranchisement: take away right to vote
Absentee ballot: Ballot which is casted early, sent to voting area by mail because person is away.
Graft: any illegal action in politics.
Midterm Elections: Elections that are held midway between presidential elections.
Elections on odd number years are called off year elections.