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election British & World English

A formal and organized choice by vote of a person for a political office or other position

election English Thesaurus

he was defeated in the 1992 election

by-election British & World English

The election of an MP in a single constituency to fill a vacancy arising during a government’s term of office

pre-election British & World English

Occurring or existing in the time leading up to an election

general election British & World English

The election of representatives to a legislature (in the UK, to the House of Commons) from constituencies throughout the country

primary election in primary British & World English

(In the US) a preliminary election to appoint delegates to a party conference or to select the candidates for a principal, especially presidential, election