Definition of Election
What is Election?
Election is a Latin word from ‘eligere’ which means ‘pick out’, so election is the process of picking out one’s preferred candidate.
Election can be defined as a decision-making process by which the electorate chooses an individual to hold public office.
An election can also be seen as the established way through which members of a community, society are allowed to choose representatives to control the government.
Election in Nigeria is the way of choosing representatives to political positions in the Federal government and the various states governments in Nigeria. Election is a process where people vote in order to elect someone into a political position.
Elections may be used to fill legislative seats and executive posts. An election is also based on private and voluntary organizations, even schools, down to the classroom, class captains are elected.