Election Day


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Election Day

n.
A day set by law for the election of public officials.

Elec′tion Day`


n.
1. the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, on which national elections are held in the U.S. in even years.
2. (often l.c.) any day designated for the election of public officials.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Election Day - the day appointed for an electionelection day - the day appointed for an election; in the United States it is the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November
day - a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance; "Mother's Day"
Translations

election day

ngiorno delle elezioni
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A month or two later Jurgis had another interview with this same man, who told him where to go to "register." And then finally, when election day came, the packing houses posted a notice that men who desired to vote might remain away until nine that morning, and the same night watchman took Jurgis and the rest of his flock into the back room of a saloon, and showed each of them where and how to mark a ballot, and then gave each two dollars, and took them to the polling place, where there was a policeman on duty especially to see that they got through all right.
The man that had taken Jurgis to be naturalized was one of these "Indians," as they were called; and on election day there would be hundreds of them out, and all with big wads of money in their pockets and free drinks at every saloon in the district.
It gave them pleasure to believe this, for Scully stood as the people's man, and boasted of it boldly when election day came.
"Let us consider it settled, therefore, that Winthrop, Bellingham, Dudley, and Endicott, each of them, when chosen governor, took his seat in our great chair on election day. In this chair, likewise, did those excellent governors preside while holding consultations with the chief councillors of the province, who were styled assistants.
He was up in Carter Flagg's store at the Glen the night after election day, along with a crowd of others, waiting for the news.
It all came to me one election day. It was on a warm California afternoon, and I had ridden down into the Valley of the Moon from the ranch to the little village to vote Yes and No to a host of proposed amendments to the Constitution of the State of California.
By the power of our ballots on election day will we take your government away from you--"
"What if you do get a majority, a sweeping majority, on election day?" Mr.
This distinction could more justly be claimed by some mariners -- a part of the crew of the vessel from the Spanish Main -- who had come ashore to see the humours of Election Day. They were rough-looking desperadoes, with sun-blackened faces, and an immensity of beard; their wide short trousers were confined about the waist by belts, often clasped with a rough plate of gold, and sustaining always a long knife, and in some instances, a sword.
In a unanimous vote in late February, the Senate approved changes to the electoral code (Codigo Federal de Instituciones y Procedimientos Electorales, COFIPE), eliminating a federal prohibition on alcohol sales on the federal election day. The changes to the dry law, in effect for almost a century, will be applicable to the presidential and congressional elections on July 2, 2006.
All campaigns are designed to reach a crescendo on Election Day. Your media strategy, field plan, fund-raising strategy, budget and polling are all designed so that your campaign peaks when the voters cast their ballots.
For this country's massive minority, however, Election Day was an incredibly frustrating experience.