electoral district

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electoral district (plural electoral districts)

  1. (politics) A district represented by one or more elected officials.
    Synonyms: constituency, district, electorate (Australia), riding (Canada), ward
    When comparing voting systems, it is important to know how many representatives are elected from each electoral district.

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Electoral district is a formal, academic term. It is often shortened to district; other terms may be used depending on the variety of English. In Canada, although the common term for a federal or provincial electoral district is riding, electoral district is the term used in legislation.

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