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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Just after Chuck McGee resigned, his bosses developed a new version of the Election Day merriment.
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.
Election Day arrived and I sunk myself into some new reading thanks to Kath Darman.
It was common practice for a chairman to have an executive director like Chuck McGee sign checks for them, so I just shrugged the whole thing off and tallied up the rest of the Election Day receipts.
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.
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.”