• IPA: /ɪˈlɛktəɹət/

electorate (plural electorates)

  1. (historical) The dominion of an Elector in the Holy Roman Empire.
  2. The collective people of a country, state, or electoral district who are entitled to vote.
    The votes have been counted and the electorate has spoken.
  3. The geographic area encompassing an electoral district.
    The electorate of Finchley borders on the electorate of Much-Binding-in-the-Marsh, splitting the new housing estate of Royal Cupolas.
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