Definition of electorate in English:
1 [treated as singular or plural] All the people in a country or area who are entitled to vote in an election: 75 per cent of the electorate voted for a Scottish parliament in some form
More example sentences
- But the rules changed and the electorate was entitled to vote by post without giving a reason.
- Although percentage of vote against electorate increased this year to 42, it was still low.
- In 1979 some 61 percent of the entire potential electorate voted for either the Labour or the Tory party.
2Australian /NZ The area represented by one Member of Parliament.
- If you have not received yours and you live in my electorate, give my office a ring.
- Furthermore my electorate office staff Kim, Liz and Debbie are always happy to help with inquiries.
- I got a part time job at the Rongotai electorate office, getting the polling stations sorted out for the election.
Definition of electorate in:
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