You'll be hearing a lot of these election words during the next few months. Find out what they mean.
campaign: the competition for public office; organized actions that a candidate takes in an attempt to win an election
candidate: a person who seeks office
caucus: an early statewide meeting where members of a political party select delegates to support their favorite candidates
convention: a big meeting in which delegates from a political party pick the candidates for President and Vice President
delegate: a person given power or authority to act for others; a representative
front-runner: a candidate who is thought to be in the lead
nominee: a person chosen by a political party to be a candidate
political party: an organized group of voters with similar ideas and goals for a country and its government. The two main parties in the U.S. are the Republican Party and the Democratic Party.
polls: surveys of specific groups; places where people vote
primary: an early, statewide election in which voters choose their favorite candidates