writ of election


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writ of election

n. pl. writs of election
A writ issued by a governor or other executive authority requiring that an election be held, especially a special election to fill a vacancy.
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Noun1.writ of election - a writ ordering the holding of an election
judicial writ, writ - (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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The next move for the president is to issue a Writ of Election, which will specify the date of the Nomination Day, which should be no earlier than five days and no later than one month from the date the Writ is issued.
governor had no legal right to issue the writ of election, because
Special ballots are available from the office of the Chief Electoral Officer four weeks before the issue of the writ of election up until a day determined by the Chief Electoral Officer.