elect to (something)

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elect to (something)

To vote someone into a particular position or office. A noun or pronoun can be used between "elect" and "to." I had hoped to be elected to the student government, but a more popular boy beat me out.
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elect someone to something

to select someone to be a member of something by ballot; to select someone to be an officer in something by ballot. We elected you to office, so do your job. Tom was elected to the congress.
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References in classic literature ?
Never did Harley or Villa feed Jerry; yet it was to them he elected to belong, them he elected to love and serve rather than to the Japanese steward who regularly fed him.
He became the chief minister of Punjab for the second time, after being elected to the Punjab Assembly in a by-election in 2008.
The results are as follows: Sindh PPP candidate Hari Ram Kishori Lal was elected to the minorities seat, while Sehar Kamran (PPP) and Nasreen Jalil (MQM) were elected on the women seats.
2 : to make a choice <The team elected to kick off.
Instead, a partnership or disregarded entity that would otherwise qualify as an S corporation and that makes a timely and valid election to be treated as an S corporation on Form 2553, will be deemed to have elected to be classified as an association taxable as a corporation.
1999: Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project former executive director Christine Quinn, who was Duane's chief of staff for five years when he was on the city council, is elected to succeed Duane on the council.
At the division level she has been competition chair and most recently was elected to serve as division president-elect.
ABB announced that Group Executive Dinesh Paliwal has been elected to the board of directors of the U.
He was elected to the Council of General Synod in 2001.
The Vice President shall be elected to serve for two years after which he/she shall become President, in which capacity he/she shall serve for two years and shall not succeed himself/herself.
Bland, CDA, EFDA, EFOA, Bradenton, FL, elected to a term expiring 2005.
TAXPAYERS THAT ELECTED TO WAIVE THE CARRYBACK PERIOD
Elected to the Senate in 1988 after 16 years in the House, he won the No.
Thus, if Davis elected to use the recalculation method and died at age 75 in 1998, her life expectancy would be reduced to zero in 1999.