Words to Help You

ballot - a list of people trying to get elected 

campaign - when people act together to try to get a candidate elected to a job

candidate - a person who is trying to get elected

caucus - a meeting that happens in some states to choose candidates for the political party's convention (only members of the political party can go to these meetings)

convention - meeting where a political party chooses their candidate

debate - a formal meeting where the candidates discuss and argue about the things that they think are important in our country

Democrat - someone who belongs to the Democratic Party

Democratic Party - one of the two major political parties in the U.S.

election - when people choose the person they want to do the job 

electoral votes - the number of votes each state has (based on the number of people who live in that state)

oath - a promise

polling location - place where people vote

primary - an election that happens in some states to choose candidates for the political party's convention (only members of the party can vote in these elections)

political party - people who have similar interests, beliefs and goals about the things that are important to our country

Republican - someone who belongs to the Republican Party

Republican Party - one of the two major political parties in the U.S.

running mate - a candidate who is running with another candidate

term - amount of time someone is elected for

 

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