What does elector mean?

Definitions for elector
ɪˈlɛk tərelec·tor

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word elector.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. voter, electornoun

    a citizen who has a legal right to vote

  2. Electornoun

    any of the German princes who were entitled to vote in the election of new emperor of the Holy Roman Empire


  1. electornoun

    A person eligible to vote in an election.

  2. electornoun

    An official serving in an electoral college or similar assembly.

  3. Electornoun

    A (German) prince (prince-elector or simply elector) entitled to elect the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Electornoun

    Etymology: from elect.

    From the new world her silver and her gold
    Came, like a tempest, to confound the old;
    Feeding with these the brib’d electors’ hopes,
    Alone she gave us emperors and popes. Edmund Waller.


  1. elector

    An elector is an individual who has the right or privilege to vote in an election. This term can also refer to a person in the Electoral College in the United States, who formally casts a vote for the President and Vice President. The criteria to be an elector can vary depending on the laws and regulations of particular countries. But generally, an elector is a citizen who meets certain requirements such as age, residence, and registration.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Electornoun

    one who elects, or has the right of choice; a person who is entitled to take part in an election, or to give his vote in favor of a candidate for office

  2. Electornoun

    hence, specifically, in any country, a person legally qualified to vote

  3. Electornoun

    in the old German empire, one of the princes entitled to choose the emperor

  4. Electornoun

    one of the persons chosen, by vote of the people in the United States, to elect the President and Vice President

  5. Electoradjective

    pertaining to an election or to electors

  6. Etymology: [L., fr. eligere: cf. F. lecteur.]

Editors Contribution

  1. electoradjective

    A person legally qualified to vote

    The register of each elector in the constituency is accessible in line with data privacy legislation

    Submitted by MaryC on June 20, 2022  

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  1. corelet

  2. electro

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of elector in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of elector in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of elector in a Sentence

  1. The Atlanta-area prosecutors:

    Each of the sixteen persons who signed the unofficial Elector Certificate ultimately submitted to the National Archives received a similar target letter alerting, that person both that his testimony was required by the special purpose grand jury and that he was a target of the investigation.

  2. Kathy Miller:

    My personal comments were inappropriate, and I apologize. I am not a spokesperson for the campaign and was not speaking on its behalf, i have resigned as the volunteer campaign chair in Mahoning County and as an elector to the electoral college to avoid any unnecessary distractions.

  3. Elections Mike Bennett:

    Mugshot for Larry Wiggins, 62,( Manatee County Sheriff's Office) RETURN TO SENDER : DC VOTERS ARE BEING SENT MAIL-IN BALLOTS FOR EX-RESIDENTS Elections Mike Bennett said Elections Mike Bennett staff discovered the fraudduring a routine check of the voter rollthat is done whenever someone requests a mail ballot, the paper reported Friday. He said the voter database is constantly being updated, includingwith information from the state Department of Health on voters who die. As soon as they pulled up the file it showed that she is dead, Elections Mike Bennett said, the paper reported. The supervisors office then compared the handwriting on the absentee ballot request for Wigginss wife with her signature on file, and discovered thatWiggins had forged his wifes signature, according to paper. PENNSYLVANIA OFFICIAL SAYS DUMPED MILITARY BALLOTS NOT INTENTIONAL FRAUD Deputies were alerted on Sept. 17 and prosecutors agreed this weekto take the case to court. Larry Wiggins was booked Thursday on a charge of requesting a vote by mail ballot on behalf of another elector and released on $ 1,500 bail. The crime is punishable by up to five years in prison. Elections Mike Bennett said the Larry Wiggins case was the first case of voter fraud Larry Wiggins has come across in Manatee County since becoming the top elections official in 2012. The amount of fraud committed in Florida in elections is very small.

  4. Phil Weiser:

    My friends on the other side have failed to offer any viable theory on how to address the spectacle of a bribed elector, an elector who votes for Frodo Baggins, or one who would perpetrate a bait-and-switch on the people of the state.

  5. Paul Smith:

    An elector could legally accept contributions worth millions of dollars in connection with their official duties.

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