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Capital Pride

In just four months, you’ll be hobnobbing at inaugural balls and scoping out fresh meat at Hill happy hours. That is, of course, if you do your part to get involved in the process.

candidiot
n. one who does not read up on candidates before voting. (If the candidiots had researched options on opensecrets.org, they might not have elected SpongeBob SquarePants.)

chadder
n. Election Day murmurs about exit polls, weather conditions, and trends.

debaiter
n. the friend or relative who makes sweeping statements about your candidate to rile you. (Bob wouldn’t be a debaiter if he had read votesmart.org.)

pollitician
n. citizen who volunteers to work polling places on Election Day.

snogural
n. amorous feelings induced by too much bubbly at festivities to welcome the new administration.

social security
n. network of political supporters on Facebook.

statusfaction
n. the happy feeling one gets after registering to vote. (Knowing he would sport an “I Voted” sticker this November gave Joe great statusfaction.)


The registration deadline for the District and Virginia is Monday, October 6. The deadline in Maryland is Tuesday, October 14. For more political lingo, check out our Election Day Lexicon.