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.