1. John never votes for Republican ________.
2. Who won the ________ in your state?
3. Who did you vote ________?
4. The election ________ are in. = We now know the election ________.
5. George Bush won all the states in the South. = George Bush ________ the South.
6. A ________ is when one candidate wins an election by a large percentage.
7. Q: How many ________ can a US president serve? A: A US president is allowed to serve two ________.
8. If something « hangs in the balance », it is ________.
9. The Democrates won a large number of ________ in the Senate.
10. It is important that all the ________ are counted.
1. The piece of paper that you vote on is called a ________.
2. Q: What do you do with a ballot? A: You ________ it.
3. The place where voters cast their ballots is called a ________ station.
4. In a polling station, the little « rooms » where you walk in to vote are called voting ________.
5. Before you can vote, you must ________ to vote.
6. Many states now use ________ voting.
touch the screen
7. I can’t vote in this election. I missed the registration ________ ( = the last day you’re allowed to register).
8. Which ________ party do you normally vote for?
9. If you are not physically able to come and vote at a polling station, you can vote by what is called an » ________ ballot ».
10. When you register to vote, you often don’t have to do this in person; you can do it by mail, or ________ (online).
1. A close race = A ___________ race
2. Many senators support his ___________ ( = attempt) to become president.
3. Her campaign is gaining ________. = Her campaign is becoming more and more effective/successful.
4. The probable nominee = The ________ nominee
5. That victory established him as the clear front-________.
6. Voter ________ was very high. = A lot of people voted.
7. The senator said that he would ________ ( = support) the other candidate.
8. The presidential election will be ________ on November 1st.
9. The other candidate for mayor claimed that he was ________ to improving recycling in the city.
10. She was able to ________ a lot of money for her campaign.
1. What’s Barak Obama’s ___________ ( = position) on the war in Iraq?
2. The voters have to decide which candidate is better ___________ to handle the current problems with the economy.
3. It’s a ________. = Either candidate could win.
4. Most voters are concerned about the rising price of ________. ( = called « petrol » in the UK)
5.McCain has a slight ________. = McCain is doing slightly better, is slightly more successful, etc.
6. A ________ margin = A very small margin/difference
7. George Bush currently has a very low approval ________. ( = very few people approve of how he is performing as president)
8. The mood between the two candidates was not relaxed, it was ________.
9. The two candidates got into a ________ ( = impassioned) argument during their first debate.
10. Obama is making an effort to ________ ( = get rid of, lessen) divisions within the Democratic party.