election election  /ɪ ˈlɛk ʃən/


  1. (n) a vote to select the winner of a position or political office
  2. (n) the act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice
  3. (n) the status or fact of being elected
  4. (n) the predestination of some individuals as objects of divine mercy (especially as conceived by Calvinists)


  1. The Democratic primary elections determine the number of pledged votes each candidate will receive from a state's pledged votes as a proportion of the election results.
  2. The best places on the Web to learn more about this year's election.
  3. How the vote works, how some post-election scenarios could play out and why, for all its flaws, this is still a good system.


  1. What Does Rowhani's Election As Iran's President Mean for America?

    The election of Hassan Rowhani as the next Iranian president is a clear rebuke of the current regime. The final count shows Rowhani with a remarkable fifty-two percent of the vote, while Mohammad Ghalibaf, the popular conservative mayor of Tehran and Rowhani’s nearest rival, barely broke sixteen percent. Rowhani’s victory marks a thorough repudiation of Ahmadinejad’s confrontational policies and ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Election lineup set in Montgomery County

    Montgomery County voters will be asked this fall to settle election battles over Blacksburg and Christiansburg town council and board of supervisors’ seats, as well as one spot on the school board. In both towns, mayoral candidates are running unopposed. With the deadline to be placed on the ballot passed on Tuesday, the outlines of [...]
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Roanoke Times

  3. Election is Tuesday

    AMERICUS — Election Day is Tuesday in District 5 to choose a successor for the late Andrea Brooks’ seat on the Sumter County Board of Commissioners. Two candidates are seeking election: Willie R. Golphin and Thomas Jordan.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Americus Times-Recorder

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  1. "Republicans have sort of put together a mode of operation for this election cycle that does not put the RNC chairman in a central role," former GOP Rep. Vin Weber of Minnesota said. "That's not the optimal way of handling things. But in a...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Vin Weber Source: The Right Perspective (blog)

  2. "No matter who wins this election, the direction of this country is going to change dramatically," McCain said. "But the choice is between the right change and the wrong change; between going forward and going backward."
    on Jun 3, 2004 By: John McCain Source: Newsday

  3. "The United States has refrained from commenting on the election in Iran. We obviously hope that the outcome reflects the genuine will and desire of the Iranian people," said Clinton, on a short visit to Canada.
    on Jun 13, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Reuters India

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