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SS2: GOVERNMENT - 1ST TERM

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  1. Electoral Process | Week 1
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  2. Types of Electoral Process | Week 2
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  3. Electoral Process Continues - Proportional, Representation, Repeated Ballot, Direct and Indirect Elections | Week 3
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  4. Ballot Systems | Types of Voting | Week 4
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  5. Organization of Election | Week 5
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  6. Electoral Commission and Electoral Officers | Week 6
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  7. Public Opinion and Mass Media | Week 7
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  8. Civil Service | Week 8
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  9. Personnel Administration in the Civil Service | Week 9
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  10. Public Corporation | Week 10
    9 Topics
  11. Commercialization, Privatization and Deregulation of Public Corporations | Week 11
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There are two major types of elections. Direct and Indirect which we will discuss further in Week 3.

Direct Election:

Direct election involves the voters casting their votes directly in a political election for candidates of their choice and that will represent them either in the executive or legislature without interference.

Indirect Election:

In an Indirect election, the candidate or representatives are not chosen by the electorate directly. The electorate first elects an electoral college which in turn elects the representatives of the people.

Other Types of Elections:

Primaries (Primary Election):

It is a first or preliminary election usually held within a political party to appoint delegates that will represent a party in a national conference or election.

 Referendum:

A referendum is a type of election where people vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on public policy or an important political issue or question e.g. a proposed constitutional change. Referendum guides government decisions.

Plebiscite:

This is a type of direct voting in a state in which the people vote to agree or disagree with a given policy or question of public importance e.g. a proposed constitutional change, boundary dispute, issues of minorities in a political set-up, etc. It is also a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ vote.

Bye-election:

This is a type of election conducted to fill vacant elective posts, due to disqualification, death, impeachment or resignation of the individual holding that office.

This type is only conducted in the constituency where the vacancy occurred, therefore only registered voters in that particular constituency are allowed to vote, and the winner will only serve for the remaining period.

The Process of Recall/Recall Election:

In this type of election, voters can oust elected officials, executive officers or judges before their official terms have ended. An election follows immediately to fill the vacant positions.

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