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Elector may refer to:

  • Prince-elector or elector, a member of the electoral college of the Holy Roman Empire, having the function of electing the Holy Roman Emperors
  • Elector, a member of the Electoral College (United States), which formally chooses the President of the United States
  • Elector, a member of an electorate
  • Elector, a science fiction novella by Charles Stross, incorporated into Accelerando (novel)


Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary





Elector (plural Electors)

  1. A German prince entitled to elect the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.


Simple English

An elector is someone who can vote in an election.

In the history of Germany an elector was a prince or archbishop who had the right to vote for the Emperor who ruled over the Holy Roman Empire. Sometimes they were called Kurf├╝rsten in German. They had a lot of power in their own district.

In the United States, electors are delegates who have the right to vote in the U.S. Electoral College for the President of the United States.


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