Differences Between National And Local Levels

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Elections at the national, California and local levels are similar in ways, but also differ in many ways. The most common outcome of elections is when the highest polling candidates win. However, elections at the three layers of government are not exactly the same. The national, state and local level elections may be similar in ways but will be different in how they operate these processes. One of the most significant differences between the national, California state and local elections are who is elected to each level. In federal government Presidential and Congressional elections are held. Congressional elections include, the Senate and the House of Representatives. Gubernatorial and members of the state legislative chambers are voted on in the state elections. Local elections consist of a mayor, sheriff and city council members. Although the three levels of elections elect different members in…show more content…
Campaign financing is important at all levels of elections because it is needed for campaign advertising, and maintaining position if already obtained. Elections at the national, state, and local levels all accept campaign donations from interest groups and large corporations with a great deal of money. However, national level elections also accept money from PACs. A PAC is a political action committee. They are created by interest groups to raise money and contribute to candidates only in federal elections. California state elections and local elections are specifically similar because they both are subject to recall. A recall election is when the voters attempt to remove an elected official before their term expires. National elections are not subject to recall. Political positions at risk of a recall election are Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Superintendent of Public Instruction are a few examples of the state and local
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