- a regularly scheduled local, state, or national election in which voters elect officeholders.Compare primary (def. 15).
- a state or national election, as opposed to a local election.
Origin of general election
Words nearby general election
How to use general election in a sentence
Jackson went on to lose the general election to Northam, who won the governorship four years later.Businessman Pete Snyder joins race for Virginia governor|Laura Vozzella|January 26, 2021|Washington Post
Not only has it grown by leaps and bounds since the 1980s, but it’s tied into everything else — race, inequality and even who you get a chance to vote for in a general election.
In his previous role as California’s secretary of state, Padilla successfully oversaw the recent general election and the massive uptick in mail-in voting due to the pandemic.Alex Padilla is sworn in as California’s first Latino senator|Li Zhou|January 20, 2021|Vox
Nixon’s reward was an outpouring of right-wing support for his opponent in the Republican primary and anemic support from the right in the general election, which Nixon lost.Long before QAnon, Ronald Reagan and the GOP purged John Birch extremists from the party|Erick Trickey|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
Case, who is retired, says she has worked every primary and general election for the past 12 years.More than 1,000 D.C. poll workers are waiting to be paid, 10 weeks after the election|Michael Brice-Saddler|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
Bush busy engaging constituents on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate ahead of the 2004 presidential election.
Just 47 percent of Asian-Americans voted in the 2012 presidential election.
“They are hypocritical on this very issue,” Shearer said about Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and other public officials.
It also contains some clunky passages of adultery, temptations of the flesh, and general sexual awkwardness.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Closed courthouses, rogue clerks, and misleading statements from the attorney general as Florida welcomes same-sex marriage.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over|Jay Michaelson|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A Yankee, whose face had been mauled in a pot-house brawl, assured General Jackson that he had received his scars in battle.
In the year of misery, of agony and suffering in general he had endured, he had settled upon one theory.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
To others the fierce desire for social justice obliterates all fear of a general catastrophe.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
Finally, let me ask the general reader to put aside all prejudice, and give both sides a fair hearing.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
General Lachambre, as the hero of Cavite, followed to receive the applause which was everywhere showered upon him in Spain.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman