Election Day

noun

Definition of 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

First Known Use of Election Day

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Election Day

Share Election Day

Statistics for Election Day

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Election Day

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

See more words from the same century

More from Merriam-Webster on Election Day

See words that rhyme with Election Day

Comments on Election Day

What made you want to look up Election Day? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to clear from alleged fault or guilt

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!