Election Day


: a day legally established for the election of public officials
especially : the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in an even year designated for national elections in the U.S. and observed as a legal holiday in many states

Examples of Election Day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Adam Schiff Another debate without missteps helps California Senate race frontrunner keep cruising as March 5 Election Day nears, even as new data shows he’s spent $20 million on ads, twice as much as the next candidate, Katie Porter. Bay Area News Group, The Mercury News, 18 Feb. 2024 Absentee voting starts Tuesday, and Election Day is April 2. Mike Hendricks, Kansas City Star, 17 Feb. 2024 Early primary voting begins Feb. 15, and Election Day is March 5. Charlotte Observer, 13 Feb. 2024 Consider a 2022 cyberattack on Mississippi’s election information website on that year’s Election Day—a significant event in a state without modern early voting options. Nicole Tisdale, WIRED, 12 Feb. 2024 An American soldier’s journey from Iraq 2007 to Election Day 2020 February 11, 2024 at 6:00 a.m. David Finkel, Washington Post, 11 Feb. 2024 As Election Day nears, CNN analyzed the electorate makeup and what could be driving the voting decisions of young Indonesians, including jobs, climate change and pollution as well as high phone and social media usage. Rachel Wilson, CNN, 10 Feb. 2024 In Kootenai County, one parking spot at a polling location was beyond the current 100-foot limit, and supporters of campaigns have fought to secure that parking spot on the morning of Election Day to promote their candidates, Secretary of State Phil McGrane told lawmakers. Ian Max Stevenson, Idaho Statesman, 7 Feb. 2024 In an open primary, voters do not have to formally register with a political party ahead of Election Day in order to vote in that party’s primary. Audrey Fahlberg, National Review, 7 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Election Day was in the 15th century

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“Election Day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Election%20Day. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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