Tag: Mid-Term Election

Constituent / Case Work (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Constituent / Case Work (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Constituent / Case Work Constituent: A person who can or does elect a public official to office. A person eligible to vote for a candidate for a particular public office. A House member’s local offices (district offices) are located in the represented congressional district, and […]

Presidential Succession (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Presidential Succession (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Presidential Succession   President Gerald Ford – Remarks on Taking the Oath of Office, August 9, 1974   Under Article II and the Twelfth, Twentieth, and Twenty-fifth Amendments to the Constitution, Congress has critical roles to play in the selection of the president and vice […]

Electoral College (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Electoral College (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Electoral College The Constitution provided for electors in choosing the president and vice president; the states’ electors by long practice are collectively called the electoral college. The Constitution in Article II, Section 1, Clause 2, states in part: Each State shall appoint, in such Manner […]

Reapportionment / Redistricting / Gerrymander (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Reapportionment / Redistricting / Gerrymander (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Reapportionment / Redistricting / Gerrymander photo credit: faul Budget Process: A revision of a previous apportionment of budgetary resources for an appropriation or fund account. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reapportions just as it apportions. Agencies usually submit requests for reapportionment to OMB […]

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 26 (26th Amendment – Right to Vote at Age 18)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 26 (26th Amendment – Right to Vote at Age 18)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 26 (Twenty-Sixth Amendment) Amendment XXVI. (Right to Vote at Age 18) Passed by Congress March 23, 1971. Ratified July 1, 1971. Note: Amendment 14, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by section 1 of the 26th amendment. Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States, […]

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 25 (25th Amendment – Presidential Disability and Succession)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 25 (25th Amendment – Presidential Disability and Succession)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 25 (Twenty-Fifth Amendment) Amendment XXV. (Presidential Disability and Succession) Passed by Congress July 6, 1965. Ratified February 10, 1967. Note: Article II, section 1, of the Constitution was affected by the 25th amendment. Section 1. In case of the removal of the President from office or of his […]

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 20 (Twentieth Amendment – Presidential, Congressional Terms)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 20 (Twentieth Amendment – Presidential, Congressional Terms)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 20 (20th Amendment) Amendment XX. (Presidential, Congressional Terms) Passed by Congress March 2, 1932. Ratified January 23, 1933. Note: Article I, section 4, of the Constitution was modified by section 2 of this amendment. In addition, a portion of the 12th amendment was superseded by section 3. Section […]

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 19 (Nineteenth Amendment – Women’s Right to Vote)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 19 (Nineteenth Amendment – Women’s Right to Vote)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 19 (19th Amendment) Amendment XIX. (Women’s Right to Vote) Passed by Congress June 4, 1919. Ratified August 18, 1920. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress […]

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 17 (Seventeenth Amendment – Senators Elected by Popular Vote)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 17 (Seventeenth Amendment – Senators Elected by Popular Vote)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 17 (17th Amendment) Amendment XVII. (Senators Elected by Popular Vote) Passed by Congress May 13, 1912. Ratified April 8, 1913. Note: Article I, section 3, of the Constitution was modified by the 17th amendment. The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each […]

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 12 (Twelfth Amendment – Election of President and Vice-President)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 12 (Twelfth Amendment – Election of President and Vice-President)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 12 (12th Amendment) Amendment XII. (Election of President and Vice-President) Passed by Congress December 9, 1803. Ratified June 15, 1804. Note: A portion of Article II, section 1 of the Constitution was superseded by the 12th amendment. The Electors shall meet in their respective states and vote by […]