- election day
- nounthe day appointed for an election; in the United States it is the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November (Freq. 1)• Syn: ↑polling day• Hypernyms: ↑day
* * *noun: a day legally established for the election of public officials; specifically often capitalized E&D : the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in an even year designated for national elections in the United States and observed as a legal holiday in most states
* * *1. (in the U.S.) the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November on which national elections are held for electors of the President and Vice President in those years evenly divisible by four. On even years constituents elect members of the House of Representatives for two-year terms and one third of the Senate for six-year terms.2. (often l.c.) any day designated for the election of public officials.[1640-50]
* * *Election Day,U.S. the day on which the election of public officials is held, the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in most states; General Election Day.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.