Meaning of “elect” - Learner’s Dictionary

elect

verb uk us /ɪˈlekt/

B2 [ T ] to choose someone for a particular job or position by voting:

[ often passive ] She was elected to the US Senate in 2004.
He was elected president in 2008.
elect to do sth formal

to choose to do something:

The child elected to stay with his mother.
→ See also re-elect

(Definition of “elect” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)