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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. President Trump:

    President Trump will be campaigning aggressively throughout the midterms to ensure the MAGA ticket sweeps on Election Day, this includes providing a platform for candidates at President Trump massive Save America rallies and appearing in campaign commercials and fundraising solicitations.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    A few days of rest did me good. I ’m not great at taking it easy even under ordinary circumstances, but with just two months to go until election day ? Sitting at home was pretty much the last place I wanted to be.

  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. Maria Bartiromo:

    Thank you for talking with Sean Hannity in the first interview since Election Day, mr President, you've said many times that This Election was rigged, that there was much fraud. And the facts are on your side. Let's start there. Please go through the facts. Characterize what took place.

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