writ of election

Definition of writ of election

: a writ to order the holding of an election specifically : one used to call a special election to fill a vacancy in an elective office when vacancies happen in the representation of any state … the executive authority of such state shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies U.S. Constitution

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“Writ of election.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/writ%20of%20election. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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