1 a citizen who has a legal right to vote [syn: voter]
2 any of the German princes who were entitled to vote in the election of new emperor of the Holy Roman Empire
An elector can be anyone who has a vote in an election.
- Generally, any voter can be called an elector; collectively such electors may comprise an electorate. The term "voter" to represent the general voting public is commonly used in American English, whereas the term "elector" is used in Australian English and in the Constitution of Australia to refer to the same group.
elector in German: Wahlmann
elector in Dutch: Kiesman
elector in Polish: Elektor
elector in Swedish: Elektor