CARSON CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE  PAPER

                                                   25 POINTS, MAXIMUM, POSSIBLE TOWARD A, B, C, D

                                 (DUE THE TIME YOUR NEXT CLASS WITH DR. LOITERMAN BEGINS, OR POSTMARKED THE DAY BEFORE)

 

 

In blue or black ink, or using Times New Roman with font size 14 and half inch margins, write one continuous essay in paragraph form, except as specified, that

includes each of the following in three pages, maximum.

 

A.     (5-10 points possible) The background, procedures and rules by which the November 2, 2004

Carson City Council will be conducted—number of candidates, number who will win, rule by which

the winner(s) will be known, whether the race is open or not, partisan or non-partisan, the type of

election (primary, general, special), the date the term of office for the winner(s) will end, the three

ways to vote in the election, the times available to vote in person, and a description of the form that Carson’s 43, 630 citizens who registered to vote used to register.

 

B.      (5-10 points possible) The background, occupational listing on the ballot and general impression

your have of the ONE CANDIDATE to whom you addressed the ONE QUESTION you report on.

 

On a separate line write “Question” followed by the exact

wording of the question you asked.

 

On a separate line write “Answer” followed by the exact

wording of the answer you received, or an accurate

summary of the answer.

 

On a separate line write “Evaluation” followed by your

view of the adequacy, precision and importance of your

question and your view of the adequacy, precision and

importance of the answer you received to predicting

the results of the election.

 

           Explain your overall view of the candidate’s strengths and weaknesses in attracting votes.

 

C.     (5-10 points possible) Your list predicting the rank, from the most through least votes, in which

each of the eleven candidates will earn votes.  Please give reasons for your prediction including references to information from Gitelson, chapters 5, 6, 7, and 8 and the “demographics” and

loyalty 1,2,3” screens.