An election involving most or all constituencies in a state (or nation) in choosing candidates for office and voting on ballot measures. In Oregon, the general election is held on the first Tuesday following a Monday in November.
Election at which all seats in the House of Commons are contested. General elections must take place at least every five years, but are usually held after about four years on a date chosen by the prime minister.
The term general election refers to an election for the House of Representatives alone, or the House of Representatives and half of the Senate. While the Constitution does not require House of Representatives and half-Senate elections to be held at the same time, it has become the practice in recent decades.
The second election in an election cycle in which, generally, one individual is elected to a political office. | The ballot for the general election, which took place in November, would include candidates for both state and local elections. | [Lesson 5
An election during which MPs are selected for every riding in Canada. Votes are cast by secret ballot, and the candidate receiving the greatest number of votes in a riding becomes that riding's MP in the House of Commons.
A general election is an election in which all or most members of a given political body are up for election. The term is usually used to refer to elections held for a nation's primary legislative body, as distinguished from by-elections and local elections.