ELECTION

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(election) a ballot that is cast while absent (usually mailed in prior to election day) absentee ballot
Italian pope from 1378 to 1389 whose contested election began the Great Schism; he alienated his political allies by his ruthless treatment of his opponents (1318-1389) Bartolomeo Prignano , Urban VI
special election between regular elections bye election , by election
race for election to the governorship campaign for governor , governor's race
election, to campaign for canvass
someone who examines votes at an election canvasser , scrutineer
(politics) the consequence of one popular candidate in an election drawing votes for other members of the same party coattails effect
election, to admit defeat in concede
admit defeat in election concede
winner (of a race or an election etc.) whose victory is contested contestee
someone who contests an outcome (of a race or an election etc.) contester
election in which each person has as many votes as there are positions to be filled and they can all be cast for one candidate or can be distributed in any manner cumulative vote
official who won the office in a free election elected official
commission delegated to supervise an election election commission
day appointed for an election; in the United States it is the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November election day , polling day
misrepresentation or alteration of the true results of an election election fraud
any of the German princes who were entitled to vote in the election of new emperor of the Holy Roman Empire Elector
poll of voters as they leave the voting place; usually taken by news media in order to predict the outcome of an election exit poll
voter who votes illegally at different polling places in the same election floater
voter who has no allegiance to any political party and whose unpredictable decisions can swing the outcome of an election one way or the other floating voter , swing voter
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