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Elections and Voting Information

This library research guide provides an introduction to resources related to the 2020 elections and information about voting.


A Lobby is:

an "individual or pressure group that sets out to influence government action."

A Political Action Committee (PAC) is:

"a committee organized to raise funds to elect or defeat candidates for political office in order to promote certain policies or legislation, often in support of special interests."

A Special Interest Group is:

a group of "people who try to influence government to support the industry or particular concerns that they belong to or support."




"lobby." The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide, edited by Helicon, 2018. Credo Reference,

"political action committee (PAC)." Chambers Dictionary of World History, edited by Bruce Lenman, and Hilary Marsden, Chambers Harrap, 3rd edition, 2005. Credo Reference,

"special interest group." Dictionary of Politics and Government, edited by P. H. Collin, A&C Black, 3rd edition, 2004. Credo Reference,



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