elections clause

noun
variants: or Elections Clause

Definition of elections clause

: a clause in Article 1, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution that provides state legislatures with the power to regulate the time, place, and manner of holding elections for senators and representatives and reserves for the U.S. Congress the power to alter the regulations

First Known Use of elections clause

1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Elections clause.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elections%20clause. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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