election-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: a vote, a public and legal choosing of officials

Commentary: ELECTION[+event][+choice][+public][+vote]

We stayed up late to watch the election returns.
That city has a long history of running crooked elections.
Jane hasn't decided who to vote for in the next election.
People believe the election in Italy will be very close.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a specific or personal act of choosing something

Commentary: ELECTION[+event][+choice][+personal]

Mary's election of medicine as a profession pleased her father.
The children's election to eat their chocolate now means they won't get dessert later.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: the state of having won a vote, being chosen for public office

Commentary: ELECTION[+state][+chosen][+voted]

We celebrated Bob's election to the state senate.
What will her election mean for our town in terms of taxes?
His election to a second term was quite frustrating for some.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: predestined divine salvation

Commentary: ELECTION[+state][+salvation][+predetermined][+divine]

The Calvinists believe the election to the next life is already decided, although we cannot know it.
The preacher told him no money could buy his election to heaven.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4