What does the word election mean?

Usage examples for election

  1. The great problem of election is how to ascertain the real will of those entitled to express an opinion or have a choice. – Studies in Civics by James T. McCleary
  2. The defeated party wanted to protest against a scandalous intrigue about the election, carried on by a man whose name I suppress; and Mathieu's sudden departure was in order to avoid being mixed up with the conflict, and from disgust at the whole affair. – Letters From Rome on the Council by Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger
  3. But there's an election next fall; maybe the turning down will be turned around. – Lifted Masks Stories by Susan Glaspell