from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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  • proper n. The day on which general elections are held in the United States; the Tuesday following the first Monday in November.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the day appointed for an election; in the United States it is the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November


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  • My first memory of Election Day is an early morning call at the Nashville headquarters from my sister Barbara Craig, who was living in Boca Raton, Florida.

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  • Election Day arrived and I sunk myself into some new reading thanks to Kath Darman.

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  • A week before the 1990 Election Day showdown between Helms and Gantt—who in 1963 became the first African-American ever to attend Clemson University in South Carolina—Republican strategist Alex Castellanos created a thirty-second TV spot over the course of a weekend.

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  • On Election Day I was given a $15,000 cash slush fund by the New Jersey Republican State Committee to pay the supposedly unpaid “volunteers.”

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