Municipal elections Vs. local elections
Hey there! Today we are casting votes for mayors and local councillors in Brazil and a question occurred to me when thinking about it.
Which is the most common expression in English? Municipal elections or local elections?
Oct 2, 2016 3:04 PM
Answers · 6
In Britain it would be "local", because our local areas may or may not be municipal, we don't have many mayors to vote for as most mayors are figure heads, but some cities have an elected mayor.
October 2, 2016
US English: Local elections
Also in the US we tend to vote for everything all at once. This fall, my ballot will have about 25 different elections for offices (and another 10 or so for propositions). The choice for president will be first on the ballot; the local elections will be listed after. So sometimes local elections are called "down-ballot" because they're down on the ballot.