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A voter who has fulfilled the qualifications imposed by law; a constituent; a selector of a public officer; a person who has the right to cast a ballot for the approval or rejection of a political proposal or question, such as the issuance of bonds by a state or municipality to finance public works projects.

A member of the electoral college—an association of voters elected by the populace of each state and the District of Columbia—which convenes every four years to select the president and vice president of the United States.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

ELECTOR, government. One who has the right to make choice of public officers one, who has a right to vote.
     2. The qualifications of electors are generally the same as those required in the person to be elected; to this, however, there is one exception; a naturalized citizen may be an elector of president of the United States, although he could not constitutionally be elected to that office.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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About 4.119 million registered electors are contained in the provisional register for geographical constituencies, a net increase of about 305,000 electors compared to last year.
The Commission has directed all electors in all constituencies who have been issued EPIC have to produce it as identification at the polling booths before casting their votes.
In the House Elections Committee, HB 543 received a committee substitute that did away with the fine, instead making any elector ineligible to serve if he or she submits a ballot for someone other than the candidate who received the most votes in the general election in Texas.
David Bright, a Maine Democratic elector, announced early on Monday that he would vote for Sanders instead of Clinton so as to help the embattled Democratic Party woo back young voters.
Hawaii elector David Mulinix(http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/trailguide/la-na-trailguide-updates-in-hawaii-bernie-sanders-electoral-1482196946-htmlstory.html) said he backed the Vermont senator because he was the "most qualified" candidate.  In Maine, Democratic elector David Bright said he wanted to vote for Sanders in a display of solidarity for the many young voters who backed the Vermont senator in the state's presidential caucuses.
The Electoral College makes the presidential election a series of winner-take-all contests, with all of each state's electors awarded to the winner of that state's popular vote.
This college doesn't have fraternities, a football team, or even any classes: It's just 538 people called electors from all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
"At this point it was too late to send the postal ballot pack and get it back by the deadline, we offered the elector a proxy vote and apologised for the error but received no further communication."
(Schleiter and Voznaya, 2014) Each supplementary local media station considerably raises elector sanction of the party of mayors disclosed to be either corrupt or uncaring of the penniless.
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT (WALES) REGULATIONS 2005 AS AMENDED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Audit of Accounts of The Vale of Glamorgan County Borough Council for the year ended 31st March 2014, has been concluded and that the Abstract of Audited Accounts is available for inspection by any local government elector for the area of the County Borough in the Resources Directorate of the Civic Offices, Holton Road, Barry, between the hours of 9am - 12.30 pm and 2pm - 4pm on Mondays to Fridays inclusive and any such local government elector may make copies from the Abstract or an extract therefrom.
An application for a postal ballot shall specify the name of the elector, his parentage, address, serial number in the electoral roll, the electoral area to which he belongs and the number and name of the said constituency in which he is eligible to vote.
The Governor of each state is required by federal law "as soon as practicable" after the "final ascertainment" of the appointment of the electors, or "as soon as practicable" after the "final determination of any controversy or contest" concerning such election under its statutory procedure for election contests, to send to the Archivist of the United States by registered mail and under state seal, "a certificate of such ascertainment of the electors appointed," including the names and numbers of votes for each person for whose appointment as elector any votes were given (3 U.S.C.