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Glossary Term Definition
general
general assembly
general election
general election review
general municipal election
general primary
general provisions
general registrar
governor
grounds for recall

The reasons that citizens would begin the process to remove an elected official from office.

group affidavit

A written statement confirmed by oath or affirmation by a group of individuals.

gubernatorial

Relating to a state governor or the office of state governor.

gubernatorial election

Election where the office of the state governor is also on the ballot. Typically includes the other statewide office contests and is held in a year other than when the Presidential contest is on the ballot.

gubernatorial general election

Election in which all eligible voters, regardless of party affiliation, are able to vote for candidates to fill public office and/or vote on ballot measures, and the office of the state governor is also on the ballot.

gubernatorial primary election

Election held to determine which candidate will represent a political party for a given office in the general election and the office of the state governor is also on the ballot. Some states have an open primary, while others have a closed or modified-closed primary. Sometimes elections for nonpartisan offices and ballot issues are consolidated with primary elections.