Nomination is part of the process of selecting a candidate for either election to an office, or the bestowing of an honor or award. In government also

In the context of elections for public office, a candidate who has been selected by a political party is normally said to be the nominee of that party. The party's selection (that is, the nomination) is typically accomplished either based on one or more primary elections or by means of a political party convention or caucus, according to the rules of the party and any applicable election laws.

In some jurisdictions the nominee of a recognized political party is entitled to appear on the general election ballot paper. Candidates who are unaffiliated with any political party are typically required to submit a nominating petition in order to gain ballot access. In others all candidates have to meet nomination rules criteria to stand.

Candidate comes from the Latin word "candida" (white). In Ancient Rome, people running for political office would often wear togas chalked and bleached to be bright white. Such garments would be worn by candidates at speeches, debates, conventions, and other public functions.

In parliamentary procedure, there are a number of motions relating to nominations.

Other articles related to "nomination":

Nathan Hecht - Miers Controversy and Aftermath
... In the days after the October 3, 2005, nomination of Harriet Miers to be an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Hecht became nationally known as a strong ... in support of the eventually-unsuccessful nomination ... The New York Times has reported that, on the day of Miers' nomination, Hecht participated in a conference call with the Arlington Group, a coalition of Christian Conservatives ...
King Hedley II - Awards and Nominations
2001 Broadway Pulitzer Prize for Drama (2000 finalist) Tony Award for Best Play (nomination) Tony Award, Best Actor in a Play (Brian Stokes Mitchell)(nomina ...
If These Walls Could Talk - Awards and Nominations
... Emmy Awards Outstanding Made for Television Movie (nomination) Outstanding Editing for a Miniseries or a Special - Single Camera Production (nomination) Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries ...
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... Best Visual Effect Winner Outstanding Young Director (Stephen Chow) Nomination Best Action Choreography Nomination Best Cinematography Nomination Best Costume Design Nomination Best Editing Nomination ...
GLAAD Media Award - Nomination
... If no projects are deemed worthy of nomination in a particular category, the jury may choose to not award that category ... must submit in order to be considered for nomination ... Candidates considered for nomination are evaluated using four criteria "Fair, Accurate and Inclusive Representations" – meaning that the diversity of the ...

Famous quotes containing the word nomination:

    I shall not seek and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your President.
    Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–1973)

    The confirmation of Clarence Thomas, one of the most conservative voices to be added to the [Supreme] Court in recent memory, carries a sobering message for the African- American community.... As he begins to make his mark upon the lives of African Americans, we must acknowledge that his successful nomination is due in no small measure to the support he received from black Americans.
    Kimberly Crenshaw (b. 1959)

    In ancient times—’twas no great loss—
    They hung the thief upon the cross:
    But now, alas!—I say’t with grief—
    They hang the cross upon the thief.
    —Anonymous. “On a Nomination to the Legion of Honour,” from Aubrey Stewart’s English Epigrams and Epitaphs (1897)