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.
Wahaibi was one of the four members from West Zone to be elected to the powerful executive committee.
In his remarks, Mr Kunle Akande, a former Editor with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who was elected to represent Olorunda State Constituency, appreciated God and his constituents.
South Carolina Department of Insurance Director Ray Farmer was elected to the position of president-elect at the NAIC (National Association of Insurance Commissioners) Fall National Meeting on Nov.
He became the chief minister of Punjab for the second time, after being elected to the Punjab Assembly in a by-election in 2008.
Sixteen lawyers have been elected to Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors of The Florida Bar without opposition, while 17 others are contesting for seats in five circuits.
Andy Manssourian, an Armenian born in Iran who came to the United States with his family in 1977, was elected to join Hanson on the Orange County Superior Court in June 2010.
FOUR NEW optometrists have been elected to the AOP Council, the Association has confirmed.
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.
New directors-at-large members elected to serve three year terms include: Kevin Marchetti (Seafreeze Cold Storage), and Neal Rider (AmeriCold).
2 : to make a choice <The team elected to kick off.>
Elected to the board of directors were: Terry Michels, Queen City Creamery & Deli, Cumberland, MD; Rod Oringer, Concord Foods, Brockton, MA; Rick Pizzi, Pizzi Farm Ice Cream, Waltham, MA; and David Zimmermann, Royal Scoop Homemade Ice Cream, Bonita Springs, FL.
Bob Heisse, executive editor and vice president of the Centre Daily Times in State College, Pa., was elected to a seat representing newspapers with a circulation of 35,000 or less.
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.
His active participation in DAV activities and leadership led him to be appointed or elected to nearly all Chapter and Department offices and positions, including selection as the 1985 Outstanding Member of the Department of North Dakota.