Campaign Rules: A 50-State Guide to Campaigns and Elections in America [NOOK Book]

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America may be the most election-crazed nation in the world, boasting roughly 500,000 elected positions nationwide. Not only do we rely heavily on elections to fill government positions, but the frequency of these events far outpaces what is found in other nations. Americans use elections not only to select candidates, but to directly change government policy as well. Referendums and ballot initiatives allow average citizens to vote on policy matters, essentially sidestepping the legislative process. Campaign ...
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Campaign Rules: A 50-State Guide to Campaigns and Elections in America

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Overview

America may be the most election-crazed nation in the world, boasting roughly 500,000 elected positions nationwide. Not only do we rely heavily on elections to fill government positions, but the frequency of these events far outpaces what is found in other nations. Americans use elections not only to select candidates, but to directly change government policy as well. Referendums and ballot initiatives allow average citizens to vote on policy matters, essentially sidestepping the legislative process. Campaign Rules provides political activists, researchers, and all citizens an easy-to-use reference tool to help sort out the dizzying breadth of state-based electoral rules. Numerous volumes offer information on federal elections, but Campaign Rules is the first to provide detailed information for each state, including: _
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Politics
The book includes a plethora of information divided by state. All of the bases are covered from basic demographics—population, voter registration and turnout—to the campaign essential—filing deadlines, capaign finance restrictions and candidate requirements. Each state's chapter also includes information on judicial elections, which are often overlooked in the usual discussion of campaigns. . . . The beauty of this book is it provides a one-stop shop for information that is typically located in a variety of places.
CHOICE
This handy little reference book by Kasniunas and Shea (both, Allegheny College) provides a current snapshot of the complex and often confusing jumble of campaign and election regulations in all 50 states. Each section spotlights a different state and includes a small map; voter turnout statistics for the last five statewide elections; outcomes for the most recent presidential and gubernatorial general elections; an overview of current voting, candidate, campaign finance, and lobbying regulations; and basic information on judicial elections, ballot initiatives, and referenda, when applicable. Even without an index or extensive images, this well-written and concise single volume provides researchers and citizens with an excellent ready-reference resource. Summing Up: Recommended.
Campaign and Elections
The beauty of this book is that it provides a one-stop shop for information that is typically located in a variety of places.
Choice
This handy little reference book by Kasniunas and Shea (both, Allegheny College) provides a current snapshot of the complex and often confusing jumble of campaign and election regulations in all 50 states. Each section spotlights a different state and includes a small map; voter turnout statistics for the last five statewide elections; outcomes for the most recent presidential and gubernatorial general elections; an overview of current voting, candidate, campaign finance, and lobbying regulations; and basic information on judicial elections, ballot initiatives, and referenda, when applicable. Even without an index or extensive images, this well-written and concise single volume provides researchers and citizens with an excellent ready-reference resource. Summing Up: Recommended.
Campaigns & Elections
The beauty of this book is that it provides a one-stop shop for information that is typically located in a variety of places.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442201774
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/15/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 232
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Nina Kasniunas is an assistant professor of political science at Allegheny College.Daniel M. Shea is professor of Political Science and director of the Center for Political Participation at Allegheny College.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Alabama
Chapter 3 Alaska
Chapter 4 Arizona
Chapter 5 Arkansas
Chapter 6 California
Chapter 7 Colorado
Chapter 8 Connecticut
Chapter 9 Delaware
Chapter 10 Florida
Chapter 11 Georgia
Chapter 12 Hawaii
Chapter 13 Idaho
Chapter 14 Illinois
Chapter 15 Indiana
Chapter 16 Iowa
Chapter 17 Kansas
Chapter 18 Kentucky
Chapter 19 Louisiana
Chapter 20 Maine
Chapter 21 Maryland
Chapter 22 Massachusetts
Chapter 23 Michigan
Chapter 24 Minnesota
Chapter 25 Mississippi
Chapter 26 Missouri
Chapter 27 Montana
Chapter 28 Nebraska
Chapter 29 Nevada
Chapter 30 New Hampshire
Chapter 31 New Jersey
Chapter 32 New Mexico
Chapter 33 New York
Chapter 34 North Carolina
Chapter 35 North Dakota
Chapter 36 Ohio
Chapter 37 Oklahoma
Chapter 38 Oregon
Chapter 39 Pennsylvania
Chapter 40 Rhode Island
Chapter 41 South Carolina
Chapter 42 South Dakota
Chapter 43 Tennessee
Chapter 44 Texas
Chapter 45 Utah
Chapter 46 Vermont
Chapter 47 Virginia
Chapter 48 Washington
Chapter 49 West Virginia
Chapter 50 Wisconsin
Chapter 51 Wyoming
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