election in which people vote directly for the person that they want elected to a political position
A direct election is an [election] in which people vote directly for the person, persons or political party that they want to see elected to a political position.
The electorate casts their votes directly in an election for candidates of their choice that will represent them either in the executive or legislature without interference. The opposite is an [[indirect election], in which the voters elect a group of people who in turn elects the officeholder in question.
Many countries use a mixed system, where some elements are directly elected, and some are not.