AP Style

Presidential election AP style terms

Election Day 2016 is almost upon us.

We’ve complied a list of AP style terms you need to know before the big day.

Election Day, election night – The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

conservative — lowercase when referring to the political philosophy.

liberal/liberalism — lowercase when referring to a political philosophy.

Democrat/Democratic Party — both should be capitalized; do not use “Democrat Party.”

Republican/Republican Party — both are capitalized. GOP, for Grand Old Party, can be used on the second reference.

presidential — lowercase unless part of a formal name

presidency — always lowercase.

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