preelection

or pre-e·lec·tion

[ pree-i-lek-shuh n ]
/ ˌpri ɪˈlɛk ʃən /

noun

a choice or selection made beforehand.

adjective

coming before an election: preelection promises.

Origin of preelection

First recorded in 1890–95; pre- + election
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pre-election

noun (modifier)

existing or occurring before an election
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