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at-large election

at-large election [or] at large election

pronunciation:
aet larj ih lek shn
part of speech: noun
definition: an election in which every voter can vote for candidates to fill any and all vacant positions in a representative body. Unlike a single-member election, in which people can vote only for candidates who represent their particular legislative district, at-large elections allow every person to vote on each vacant position within a governing body.