Unit 9

Role of the Electoral Process

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1. Democratic government relies on:

   peoples' honesty

   free and fair elections

   strong political leadership


2. Which is not a feature of democratic elections:

   large campaign donations

   universal adult suffrage

   secret ballots

   limited tenure

3. True or False. In parliamentary systems it is possible for governments to change hands without an intervening election:



4. Gerrymandering is the practice of:

   reducing the size of electoral districts

   unfairly grouping electoral districts

   American electoral politics

   distributing electoral districts by population

5. Constituency size is important because:

   it affects the time it takes to pass legislation

   it affects voter turn out

   if affects mileage paid to a Member

   it affects access to representation

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