elect to

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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An LLC can elect to forgo a passthrough of the audit adjustment and, instead, make an imputed tax payment; in that case, no member reports any adjustment.
A taxpayer can irrevocably elect to waive the five-year carryback period, in the manner prescribed by the IRS, by the loss year return's due date (including extensions).
An employee may also elect to have his or her earnings reduced to pay for tax-free benefits over and above the amount the employer is willing to contribute.
2632(c)(5)(A)(ii) allows a taxpayer to elect to treat a transfer to a trust that otherwise would not be an indirect skip, as an indirect skip and to apply the automatic allocation rules for indirect skips.
Many taxpayers are unaware of the distribution options they can elect to satisfy the required minimum distribution rules.
2632-1 (b)(2) and (3) address three separate elections that can be made--to elect to (1) not have the automatic allocation rules apply to current transfers to the trust; (2) not have the automatic allocation rules apply to both current and future transfers to the trust; and (3) treat any trust as a GST mast (and, thus, subject to the deemed-allocation rules).
2513, spouses may elect to treat a gift made by one spouse to a third person as if the gift had been made one-half by each.
6013 allows a husband and wife to elect to file a joint return.
Next to be considered is the relationship of one spouse filing as head of household and the other spouse married filing separately with the eligibility of the spouses to use the standard deduction and the right to elect to itemize deductions.
If the taxpayer does not elect to amortize the market discount on an annual basis, the discount that would have been amortized under the straight-line method from the bond purchase date until the earlier of its disposition or maturity date is ordinary income when the bond is disposed of by the taxpayer.