writ of election

Definition of writ of election

  1. :  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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