Author:
Kris Seago
Subject:
Government/Political Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Level:
Academic Lower Division
Provider:
Austin Community College
Tags:
  • ACC Liberal Arts
  • ACC OER
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English
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    Introduction: Elections and Campaigns in Texas

    Overview

    Introduction: Elections and Campaigns in Texas

    Chapter Learning Objective

    By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

    • Analyze the state and local election process in Texas

    Introduction

    Elections oer American voters the opportunity to participate in their government with little investment of time or personal eort. Yet voters should make decisions carefully. The electoral system allows them the chance to pick party nominees as well as oce-holders, although not every citizen will participate in every step.

    An election is the process by which we select our government ocials and determine matters of policy. Campaigns are the eorts of candidates to secure positions in the government or the eorts to get policy matters adopted.

    Elections are very important because the outcomes of government actions are almost always the result of the people who hold elected oce and elections determine which policies we will have to live by. Campaigns are important because they ultimately determine who gets elected whether that person is the best person for the job or not.

    As you can imagine, Texas has had some interesting elections and campaigns in the past and will continue to have them in the future.

    Licensing and Attribution

    CC LICENSED CONTENT, ORIGINAL

    Elections and Campaigns in Texas: Introduction. Authored by: John Osterman. License: CC BY: Attribution