Tx Govt Ch 4 Quiz
The Terrell Election Law enabled political party members to
select political party nominees by allowing a direct primaries
Organizations that raise and then contribute money to political candidates are known as
political action committees
Money spent by political parties on behalf of political candidates, especially for the purposes of increasing voter registration and turnout is called
Which is not a legal voting qualification in Texas?
Being a nonresident of the state
Texas' political culture can best be described as
a mix of traditionalistic and individualistic.
For a name to be placed on the general-election ballot, a candidate must be either a party nominee or an independent and
win 5 percent of any statewide office
Which of the following is not an argument put forward by those opposed to the voter ID law?
It would only an advantage to minorities.
Which of the following is not a demographic variable that affects turnout at the polls?
The total number of persons in the United States who are 18 years of age or older, regardless of citizenship, military status, felony conviction, or mental state defines
voting age population
Which of the following concerning Texas elections is correct?
In presidential elections, as the turnout nationally has declined since 1960, Texas's turnout has actually increased
According to the authors, what is the defining characteristic of representative democracies?
Once they register, voters are automatically sent renewals at their address of record by
January 1st in even-numbered years
The primary enforcement of regulations of state campaign laws is the responsibility of the
Texas Ethics Commission
What year was the Texas Constitution amended to extend the terms (from two years to four years) for the governor and other major administrative officials?
Texas requires that all ballots and election materials be printed in other languages in addition to English if
counties have at least 5 percent or greater language minority.
General elections in Texas are held on the
Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even-numbered years.
Which of the following is not part of the new media
Major traditional networks
What is it technically called when a person who identifies with one political party opts to vote in the other party's primary to influence its outcome?