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Election Lingo

November 6, 2017
Vote for vocabulary! Learn these words associated with elections.
ballot
Also on the statewide ballot are bonds and a constitutional amendment that deals with the state pension program.
candidate
Fairfax is a former federal prosecutor and the only African-American statewide candidate.
citizen
This last cause alone should be enough to bestir citizens to the polls.
constituent
Three hours west of Chicago, in a district Trump won, Bustos meets regularly with her constituents at “supermarket Saturdays”.
district
Voters will weigh in on nearly 3,000 local races, including city council, fire district and school district races.
elect
In our minds, vigilance to identification of opportunities for improvement, whatever the issue, is something all of us should expect of elected leaders.
election
A simple majority of 262 registered voters will decide the election.
incumbent
But that election, she notes, followed a redistricting which diminished many of the advantages held by incumbents.
legislation
But those two pieces of legislation are basically stalled.
nomination
On Friday, candidates for the nomination spoke to Cook County Democrats in hopes of earning their support.
ordinance
There’s also more permitting, federal regulations on exotic animals, as well as new state laws and local ordinances banning circus animals.
petition
Voters signed petitions to put both questions on the ballot.
recall
They cynically claim they’re attempting to recall him for his vote in favor of the gas tax, as if he committed treason.
referendum
If voters in Falls Church approve a $120 million bond referendum, George Mason High School will be replaced.
representative
Just over one-quarter, 26 percent, say they want to reelect their representative in Congress.
responsibility
Puigdemont said the people should continue to defend their new republic peacefully and “with a sense of civic responsibility.”
right
The right to treatment is based on residency, not on your tax status.
statute
Lawmakers passed the statute in May, hoping to prevent collisions caused by a congested left lane and reduce road rage.
vote
A board vote on Lynnwood Link’s final budget and schedule is expected next summer.
majority
A Republican-led coalition currently holds a one-vote majority in the Senate, while Democrats control the state House and the governor’s office.

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