the act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice; "her election of medicine as a profession" a vote to select the winner of a position or political office; "the results of the election will be announced tonight" the predestination of some individuals as objects of divine mercy (especially as conceived by Calvinists) the status or fact of being elected; "they celebrated his election
A dicipline of Astrology devoted to electing a time to have something happen Often used to elect a time to open a business, start a trip, perform a wedding and such
The act of choosing a person to fill an office, or to membership in a society, as by ballot, uplifted hands, or viva voce; as, the election of a president or a mayor
A process of choosing a new leader for a country where all eligible people cast a ballot to choose a leader or decide an issue. The majority rules and the new leader is the one who has the most votes. There are variants, such as the electoral college system of the United States, but the popular vote usually decides the victor
The action of making a choice at law eg: choosing to have a criminal matter dealt with in the Magistrates Court or the District Court, choosing to make a claim under WorkCover scheme or at common law, choosing governments through voting •Government`s Rights
A term used theologically in Judaism to indicate God's choice of Israel to receive the covenant-a choice not based on the superiority or previous accomplishments of the people, but on God's graciousness (see covenant); in Christianity, the concept of election was applied to the "new Israel" of Jesus' followers in the last times
the act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice; "her election of medicine as a profession"
the choosing of a person or a government by voting elector a person who votes or who is eligible to vote electoral roll a list of the names of all the people who are entitled to vote electorate 1 an area represented by a member of parliament; a constituency
An election is a process in which people vote to choose a person or group of people to hold an official position. the first fully free elections for more than fifty years The final election results will be announced on Friday Many residents say they have little or no idea who's standing for election
A liturgical celebration in which the bishop or one of his priests accepts the catechumen as ready and worthy to take part in the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist at Easter
The election of a particular person or group of people is their success in winning an election. the election of the Labour government in 1964. his election as president The Democrat candidate is the favorite to win election. Formal process by which voters make their political choices on public issues or candidates for public office. The use of elections in the modern era dates to the emergence of representative government in Europe and North America since the 17th century. Regular elections serve to hold leaders accountable for their performance and permit an exchange of influence between the governors and the governed. The availability of alternatives is a necessary condition. Votes may be secret or public. See also electoral system, party system, plebiscite, primary election, referendum and initiative
Your decision to join or leave the Original Medicare Plan or a Medicare+Choice plan
The situation of a plaintiff in a civil lawsuit having multiple options from which to choose as to how the defendant's wrong may be righted
Example: A defendant has been found liable for taking a plaintiff's car; the plaintiff has an election of remedies between forcing the defendant to return the property, or forcing the defendant to pay the value of the property.
(Kanun) In party-list proportional representation systems, an election threshold is a clause that stipulates that a party must receive a minimum percentage of votes, either nationally or within a particular district, to get any seats in the parliament. The effect of the threshold is to deny small parties the right of representation, or force them into coalitions. Many people hold that this makes an election system more stable by keeping out radical factions. It is also argued that in the absence of a preferential ballot system supporters of minor parties are effectly disenfranchised and denied the right of representation by someone of their choosing
She began almost to feel a dislike of Edward; and it ended, as every feeling must end with her, by carrying back her thoughts to Willoughby, whose manners formed a contrast sufficiently striking to those of his brother elect.
A snap election is an election called earlier than scheduled. Generally it refers to an election called when no one expects it, usually to capitalize on a unique electoral opportunity or to decide a pressing issue
A by-election is an election that is held to choose a new member of parliament when a member has resigned or died. a special election to replace a politician who has left parliament or died general election
Elect is added after words such as `president' or `governor' to indicate that a person has been elected to the post but has not officially started to carry out the duties involved. the date when the president-elect takes office. president-elect/governor-elect/prime minister-elect etc the person who has been elected as president etc, but who has not yet officially started their job
When people elect someone, they choose that person to represent them, by voting for them. The people of the Philippines have voted to elect a new president Manchester College elected him Principal in 1956 The country is about to take a radical departure by electing a woman as its new president. + elected elect·ed the country's democratically elected president
choose; "I elected to have my funds deposited automatically" select by a vote for an office or membership; "We elected him chairman of the board" selected as the best; "an elect circle of artists"; "elite colleges
Electioneering is the activities that politicians and their supporters carry out in order to persuade people to vote for them or their political party in an election, for example making speeches and visiting voters. speeches and other activities that are intended to persuade people to vote for a particular person or political party
In the United States, a general election is a local, state, or national election where the candidates have been selected by a primary election. Compare primary. An election involving all or most constituencies of a state or nation in the choice of candidates. an election in which all the people in a country who can vote elect a government
A preliminary election in which voters nominate party candidates for office. an election in the US at which people vote to decide who will be a party's candidate for a political position in the main election. Electoral device for choosing a party's candidates for public office. The formal primary system is peculiar to the U.S., where it came into widespread use in the early 20th century. Most U.S. states use it for elections to statewide offices and to the national presidency; in presidential elections, delegates are selected to attend a national convention, where they vote for the candidate to whom they are pledged. A closed-vote primary is restricted to party members; an open-vote primary is open to all voters in the district. Names can be placed on a ballot by an eligible citizen's declaration of candidacy, by nomination at a pre-primary convention, or by a petition signed by a required number of voters. In the late 20th and early 21st centuries political parties in some countries (e.g., the United Kingdom and Israel) adopted similar procedures for the election of the national party leader. See also electoral system; party system
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