Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Chosen at an election by votes cast thereat.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Dependent upon choice; bestowed or passing by election. Also pertaining or relating to elections; cohferring the right or power to vote at elections.
    —Elective franchise. The right of voting at public elections; the privilege of qualified voters to cast their ballots for the candidates they favor at elections authorized by law. Parks v. State, 100 Ala. 634, 13 South. 756; People v. Barber, 48 Hun (N. Y.) 198; State v. Staten. 6 Cold. (Tenn.) 255.
    —Elective office. One which is to be filled by popular election. Rev. Laws Mass. 1902, p. 104, c. 11, § 1.