A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Vacate
Veto
Vetting
Vice President
Virtue
Visa
Voter Turnout
Voting
Voting
The most common form of political participation by citizens is voting in elections for their representatives in government. By voting for or against particular candidates or political parties, citizens signify their approval or rejection of their representatives’ performances. Thus, participation in elections is one way citizens can make their government responsive and accountable to the people.


By John Patrick, Understanding Democracy, A Hip Pocket Guide (Oxford University Press)