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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" 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

Examples of election day in a Sentence

  1. Richard Barron:

    Generally we pay anything from zero to $ 2,000 to rent a polling place for Election Day, but now with the decontamination fees, it's going to be significantly more money to rent these facilities.

  2. Chris Curtis:

    Between this point in the election cycle and election day there is usually a move back towards the government, especially when that government is Conservative, momentum matters in politics and I’m worried about losing the wind from our sails because expectations have been set too high for this year’s local elections. We need to keep working and can’t be complacent.

  3. Bakari Sellers:

    She has the most elasticity of any candidate, people want her to do well, but at the end of Election Day, they don't know her. It is difficult for her because she has to get acclimated to various communities quickly.

  4. Teddy Goff:

    We would rather have a couple million really good email addresses by election day.

  5. Maribeth Witzel-Behl:

    We will have poll workers call us with turnout numbers at 11 and 4 o'clock on Election Day. We will have them let us know how many absentees they've processed so far, if they are behind, we will send additional help. We have a team of officials willing to travel anywhere and will travel from location to location to get absentee ballots processed.

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