From Academic Kids
An elector can be:
- In the "Holy Roman Empire of German Nation", the collegiate of seven Electors (eight since 1648) (Kurfürsten) consisted of those lay or clerical princes who had the right to vote in the election of the king or Holy Roman Emperor; see prince-elector.
- Specifically in the United States, electors are delegates who have the right to vote in the U.S. Electoral College for the President of the United States.
- Generally, any voter can be called an elector; collectively such electors may comprise an electorate. The term "voter" to represent the general voting public is commonly used in American English, whereas the term "elector" is commonly used in Australian English.