One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A regular election of candidates for office, as opposed to a primary election.
ballot, poll, election, referendum, plebiscite, public vote, local election, popular vote, straw poll, show of handsView synonyms
- ‘Some residents lost their identity documents which they will need to cast their votes in the upcoming general elections.’
- ‘The people who did not vote at the general election last year are not apathetic.’
- ‘Weeks of political campaigning comes to an end today as voters across the country go to the polls in the general election.’
- ‘Up to 7 million people have applied for a postal vote for the coming general election.’
- ‘Moreover, new members are now eligible to be nominated to run in general elections or party polls instead of having to wait for between two to five years.’
- ‘It has superintended two general elections, two municipal elections and numerous by-elections.’
- ‘A record number of people are expected to cast postal votes in the May general election.’
- ‘In the past the Liberals had made breakthroughs at by-elections and in gaining a large number of votes in general elections.’
- ‘This is his home town, and it will become part of his constituency at the next general election.’
- ‘It was agreed that the next presidential election would be a general election.’
- ‘Presidential general elections and primary elections need not be an instantaneous public interest poll.’
- ‘Following the April general elections, three election petitions were filed in the Supreme Court here.’
- ‘This restored the initiative to the Liberals and enabled them to retain their working-class vote in two general elections in 1910.’
- ‘It was a first for pictures to be placed on the ballot papers in a general election.’
- ‘In the UK this is achieved, for example, by the right to vote in general elections to parliament, which must take place at least once in every five years.’
- ‘These people also have the right to vote in Irish general elections.’
- ‘The ruling comes as record numbers of electors are applying for postal votes ahead of the general election.’
- ‘Now we are likely to be saddled with not only a presidential election, but a general election as well.’
- ‘Anyone who votes for this act should not deserve our votes in the general election.’
- ‘In each of the last two cycles, stability prevailed, with only six House incumbents losing general elections.’
- 1.1 A regular election for statewide or national offices.
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