Definition of electorate
1 : the territory, jurisdiction, or dignity of a German elector
2 : a body of people entitled to vote
Recent Examples of electorate from the Web
And the Mexican electorate, like many voters around the world, are showing anti-establishment preferences.
Throughout the 1970s and into the ‘80s, Republicans in the Vermont House repeatedly introduced laws that would limit abortion, eliciting reactions from the many vocal liberal Democrats that were shaping the state’s electorate.
The line had powerful resonance: Clinton was digging very close to the heart of the national psyche, to the inchoate sense of loss that runs so hard and deep beneath the surface of the electorate this year.
The group, which is backed by about one-fifth of the electorate, wants Denmark to introduce border checks, exit Europe’s Schengen arrangement on freedom of movement and to stop accepting refugees.
Seattle elections are nonpartisan but the electorate is heavily Democratic.
County board member Don Puchalski asked whether a ballot referendum might be used to ask the electorate whether to repeal the video gaming prohibition.
Couple that with a resurgent Democratic electorate, and the wave election Charlie Cook warned about comes closer every day.
Voters registered with no party affiliation also make up a quarter of the electorate, 56,560.
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First Known Use of electorate
ELECTORATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of electorate for English Language Learners
: the people who can vote in an election
Legal Definition of electorate
: a body of people entitled to vote
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