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elec·tion day

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. polling day, election daynoun

    the day appointed for an election; in the United States it is the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November


  1. Election Daynoun

    The day on which general elections are held in the United States; the Tuesday following the first Monday in November.


  1. Election day

    Election day or polling day is the day on which general elections are held. In many countries, general elections are always held on a Saturday or Sunday, to enable as many voters as possible to participate; while in other countries elections are always held on a weekday. However, some countries, or regions within a country, which hold elections on a weekday declare election day a public holiday. Countries which permit absentee ballots, early ballots or postal votes to be cast by mail before the election avoid the problem altogether by enabling voters to vote on a day that is more convenient to them. Sundays are the most common day for elections, but this is less true in the Anglosphere; Saturdays are used in New Zealand and Australia, and weekdays for the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. This is partially due to the influence of Protestantism, which historically set restrictions on activities other than church-going during the Sabbath (usually considered as falling on a Sunday).An election day usually culminates in an election night when the results of the election are tallied and winners are announced.


  1. election day

    Election Day refers to the specific day set by law for the general population of a country, state, or province to vote in public elections. This day is typically a designated national or local holiday to allow maximum voter participation. The day often varies depending on the country or political context, but the purpose remains the same: to cast votes for selected officials or referendums.


  1. Election Day

    "Election Day" was the first single released by the Duran Duran off-shoot band, Arcadia. It was released by Parlophone Records in October 1985 and subsequently hit the top ten on both sides of the Atlantic, peaking at #6 in the US and #7 in the UK, but was the most successful in Ireland, peaking at #5 and in Italy, peaking at #1. Along with the Arcadia members, "Election Day" features Grace Jones on vocals and speech segments.

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    Read the full text of the Election Day poem by Ambrose Bierce on the Poetry.com website.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of election day in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of election day in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  1. J. William Fulbright:

    It is amazing how soon one becomes accustomed to the sound of ones voice, when forced to repeat a speech five or six times a day. As election day approaches, the size of the crowds grows; they are more responsive and more interested; and one derives a certain exhilaration from that which, only a few weeks before, was intensely painful. This is one possible explanation of unlimited debate in the Senate.

  2. Rachana Desai Martin:

    It is really a focus of our on-the-ground program to make sure that we are helping voters understand all of the options available to them, and that we are doing our best to advocate for as many in-person opportunities on Election Day, during early vote, and also helping lift barriers to vote by mail.

  3. Tayyip Erdogan:

    Right after the election we aim to make all Syrian lands safe, starting from areas near our border, and to facilitate the return home of all our guests, but to do this we need to get through June 24 (election day) safely. Syria's stability is dependent on Turkey being strong. Otherwise they will break Syria to pieces.

  4. Will Guzzardi:

    That’s very scary. That’s very scary to the families in my neighborhood and frankly scary for everyone who lives in our community. i think it’s really important to note Illinois rejected this agenda overwhelmingly on Election Day.

  5. Tayyip Erdogan:

    But to do this we need to get through June 24 (election day) safely. Syria's stability is dependent on Turkey being strong. Otherwise they will break Syria to pieces.

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