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  1. Administration of Elections Most election laws are created by whom? Except- Congress fixes, time, place, and manner of election Tuesday after the first day in November of even years

  2. Voting • Absentee Voting • Allowed to three groups • Ill or disabled • Away from home during election • Armed Forces • Sealed and sent in an envelope • 17 day gape to vote as a regular vote • Now states allow early voting

  3. Coattail Effect • Strong candidate running draws votes to other candidates in party • Reverse Coattail

  4. Precincts and Polling Places • Precincts- voting districts/ county clerk draws line • Gerrymandering refresh • Polling Places- place to vote • Poll watchers- party member watching voting to make sure it is fair process

  5. Types of Ballots Australian Ballot- printed at public expense- list names of candidate, marked secret- basis for our current ballot Office Group Ballot- no specific order grouped based on position Party ballot- Straight Ticket Sample ballot Bed Sheet Ballot- to long, puts you to sleep