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Glossary Term Definition
random audit
ranked order voting
ratification
ratify
re-elect
re-election
reappointment
reapportion
reapportionment
recall
recall ballot
recall election
recall grounds
recall issue with options Process that allows voters to remove elected representatives from office prior to the expiration of their terms of office. The recall may involve not only the question of whether a particular officer should be removed, but also the question of naming a successor in the event that there is an affirmative vote for the recall.
recall of public officer
recall petition
recall process
recall statement
recall vote
receipt
receiving boards
recertification Re-examination, and possibly retesting of a voting system that was modified subsequent to receiving national and/or state certification. The object of this is to determine if the system as modified still conforms to the requirements.
reconcile For example, "reconcile paper records to electronic record" and "reconcile rejected ballots to rejected voter."
record
recorder
recount Retabulation of the votes cast in an election.
redistrict
referenda
referendum Process whereby a state law or constitutional amendment may be referred to the voters before it goes into effect.
referendum petitions
referendum question
referendum vote
reform
Reform Party
register
register by mail