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  1. elections

    An election is a formal group decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual or multiple individuals to hold public office. Elections have been the usual mechanism by which modern representative democracy has operated since the 17th century. Elections may fill offices in the legislature, sometimes in the executive and judiciary, and for regional and local government. This process is also used in many other private and business organisations, from clubs to voluntary associations and corporations. The global use of elections as a tool for selecting representatives in modern representative democracies is in contrast with the practice in the democratic archetype, ancient Athens, where the elections were considered an oligarchic institution and most political offices were filled using sortition, also known as allotment, by which officeholders were chosen by lot.Electoral reform describes the process of introducing fair electoral systems where they are not in place, or improving the fairness or effectiveness of existing systems. Psephology is the study of results and other statistics relating to elections (especially with a view to predicting future results). Election is the fact of electing, or being elected. To elect means "to select or make a decision", and so sometimes other forms of ballot such as referendums are referred to as elections, especially in the United States.

Editors Contribution

  1. electionsnoun

    Plural noun of election.

    The government held the mid term elections during the autumn each governmental term.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 2, 2016  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'elections' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1743

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'elections' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2343

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of elections in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of elections in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of elections in a Sentence

  1. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras:

    Don't bother with tricks aimed at delaying the elections. These won’t get anywhere and the people understand this.

  2. Brad Adam:

    Basic democratic principles require the political neutrality of the military and police for elections to be free, fair, and credible, nothing about this election is democratic, so it is hardly a surprise that the CPP is using senior commanders as ruling party campaigners.

  3. Geert Wilders:

    Rutte uses terrifying words when he says that the elections have put a halt to the wrong type of populist ... (He) has not got rid of me yet.

  4. Dimitri Augustidis:

    The tickets to go to Greece this weekend are really expensive, it isn't because of the season, it's because of the elections. For the (general) elections in January, I went back to vote and paid 100 pound)to go two days beforehand. This referendum when I'm leaving again two days before, the tickets are 300 pounds.

  5. Richard Scalone:

    The market's focus was distracted away from Greece last week with the U.K. elections and with the (U.S.) payroll data. The second that was out of the way, (investors) jumped on it.

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