electorate electorate  /ɪ ˈlɛk tə rət/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the body of enfranchised citizens; those qualified to vote

Usage(s):

  1. When his own Likud Party balked, he simply formed a new party, Kadima, supremely confident in his personal standing with the electorate.
  2. Nationwide, 15% of the electorate cast early ballots in the 2000 presidential election.
  3. The electorate is already showing a level of political interest higher than in previous general elections.

News

  1. Republicans Get Their Chance to Reset Ties With Hispanics

    Republicans have an opportunity for a get-out-of-jail moment with the fastest-growing slice of the U.S. electorate, Hispanics.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. Rohani has 51 percent in Iran election with 32 million votes counted

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Moderate cleric Hassan Rohani had 51 percent of votes in the Iranian presidential election after a count of 32 million votes, state television said on Saturday. If the result remains the same when all the votes are counted, Rohani will win the election outright and avoid a second-round run-off. Iran has a total electorate of some 50 million and officials have said the turnout ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. First Openly Gay Mayor Elected in Northern Ireland

    An Alliance Party councillor in Northern Ireland has become the countrys first openly gay elected mayor. Andrew Muir, a North Down Borough Council member grew up in the borough and has served the electorate since 2010.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Gayapolis

Quotes

  1. "We had two very good men, and men of faith, run for president in 2000 and 2004. But large segments of the electorate concluded that they did not really understand or relate to or frankly respect their ways of life," Clinton said at Messiah...
    on Apr 13, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Washington Post

  2. "The message of the electorate is clear: after so many years of frustration and disappointment, they want Northern Ireland to move on to build a better future together through the devolved institutions," Mr Blair said in a joint statement with...
    on Mar 9, 2007 By: Bertie Ahern Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. ...told reporters the slow pace of restoring law and order, rehabilitating power infrastructure and achieving democratic reforms in general led to "a loss of confidence in the new administration among the electorate."
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Morgan Tsvangirai Source: The Associated Press

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