canvass of election returns

canvass of election returns
See canvass.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • election returns — The report made by the polling officials to the higher authority as to the number of votes cast for each candidate, or the number of votes cast for or against the propositions or questions submitted to the voters at the election. Bond v Rogers,… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • canvass — Air examination. The solicitation of votes, orders for goods, etc., by going from house to house or from place of business to place of business; the tabulation prior to an election of probable votes for the Purpose of predicting the outcome of… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • canvass — /ˈkænvəs / (say kanvuhs) verb (t) 1. to solicit votes, subscriptions, opinions, etc., from (a district, group of people, etc.). 2. to engage in a political campaign. 3. to examine carefully; investigate by inquiry: to canvass the new measure. 4.… …  

  • election — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The act of choosing] Syn. option, choice, preference; see choice 1 , selection 1 . 2. [The act of choosing by votes] Syn. poll, polls, ballot, balloting, ticket, vote, voting, voice vote, vote casting, primaries, hustings… …   English dictionary for students

  • canvass — The act of examining and counting the returns of votes cast at a public election to determine authenticity. Personal solicitation of votes or survey to determine probable vote outcome …   Black's law dictionary

  • canvass — The act of examining and counting the returns of votes cast at a public election to determine authenticity. Personal solicitation of votes or survey to determine probable vote outcome …   Black's law dictionary

  • Philippine general election, 2004 — Infobox Election election name = Philippine general election, 2004 country = Philippines type = presidential ongoing = no previous election = Philippine general election, 2001 previous year = 2001 next election = Philippine general election, 2007 …   Wikipedia

  • Congressional canvass for the Philippine presidential election, 2010 — Canvassed provinces and cities for the presidential election …   Wikipedia

  • Philippine presidential election, 1986 — Infobox Election election name = Philippine presidential election, 1986 country = Philippines type = presidential ongoing = no previous election = Philippine parliamentary election, 1984 previous year = 1984 next election = Philippine legislative …   Wikipedia

  • return day of an election — The day following an election upon which the board or other body legally authorized to canvass the returns of an election, is required by law to commence the canvass of the returns. Carlson v Burt, 111 Cal 129, 43 P 583 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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