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The Nominating Process. Critical First Step. Nomination Single candidate is chosen from a larger field of candidates The General Election The regularly scheduled election at which voters make a final selection of officeholders. How are nominations made?. Self-announcement

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The nominating process

The NominatingProcess


Critical first step
Critical First Step

  • Nomination

    • Single candidate is chosen from a larger field of candidates

  • The General Election

    • The regularly scheduled election at which voters make a final selection of officeholders


How are nominations made
How are nominations made?

  • Self-announcement

  • Caucus: group of like-minded people meet to select candidates they will support in upcoming election

  • Conventions: major parties pick nominees


How are nominations made1
How are nominations made?

  • Petition: candidates nominated by obtaining a certain required number of qualified voters’ signatures in the election district


How are nominations made2
How are nominations made?

  • Direct Primary: election within same party

    • Closed primary: only declared party members can vote

    • Open primary: any qualified voter can take part

      • Blanket primary: can vote for either party


Closed vs open primary
Closed vs. Open Primary

Closed

  • Prevents one party from raiding the other’s primary in hope of nominating weaker candidates

  • Helps make candidates more responsive to the party, its platform & members

  • Helps make voters more thoughtful, because they must choose between the parties in order to vote in the primaries

Open

  • Voters are not forced to make their party preferences known in public

  • The tendency to exclude independent voters is eliminated


The runoff primary
The Runoff Primary

  • If no one wins a majority, the 2 top votegetters in the first direct primary face one another and the winner becomes nominee


Nonpartisan primary
Nonpartisan Primary

  • Elections where candidates are not identified by party labels

    • Usually elected school and municipal offices


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