Vote

  • (verb): Be guided by in voting.
    Example: "Vote one's conscience"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on vote:

Single Non-transferable Vote - Potential For Tactical Voting
... for tactical voting in a single non-transferable vote system is large ... Receiving only one vote, the rational voter must only vote for a candidate that has a chance of winning, but will not win by too great a margin, thus ... nominating candidates similar to their opponents' candidates in order to split the vote ...
Greenwich, Connecticut - Government
... elected on a town-wide basis, although each person can only vote for two members ... between Democrats and Republicans, regardless of the vote breakdown, since each individual can only vote for half as many seats as are available ...
Presbyterian Polity - Governing Bodies - The Session
... All elders have an equal vote in the session ... In some denominations, the pastor is given no vote, however in a sitting body of an even number or with a quorum of the session counted she or he can break a tie with ... (U.S.A.), the pastor and associate pastor(s) have a vote as members of the session on any and all matters however, oftentimes she or he refrains from voting except in tie situations ...
John E. Sununu - U.S. House of Representatives - Elections
... Sununu defeated Democrat Joe Keefe with 50% of the vote ... In 1998, he won re-election with 67% of the vote ... Democrat Martha Fuller Clark with 53% of the vote ...
Voice Vote
... A voice vote (or viva voce, from the Latin, "live voice") is a voting method used by deliberative assemblies (such as legislatures) in which a vote is taken on a topic or motion by responding verbally ... The voice vote is considered the simplest and quickest of voting methods used by deliberative assemblies ... there is any doubt as to the outcome any member of the assembly may request another vote by a method such as division of the assembly (a standing or rising vote), or a roll call vote ...

More definitions of "vote":

  • (noun): The opinion of a group as determined by voting.
    Example: "They put the question to a vote"
  • (noun): The total number of votes cast.
    Example: "They are hoping for a large vote"
    Synonyms: voter turnout
  • (noun): A legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment.
    Example: "American women got the vote in 1920"
    Synonyms: right to vote, suffrage
  • (noun): A body of voters who have the same interests.
    Example: "He failed to get the Black vote"
  • (verb): Express a choice or opinion.
    Example: "I vote that we all go home"; "She voted for going to the Chinese restaurant"
  • (verb): Bring into existence or make available by vote.
    Example: "They voted aid for the underdeveloped countries in Asia"
  • (verb): Express one's choice or preference by vote.
    Example: "Vote the Democratic ticket"
  • (verb): Express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote.
    Example: "He voted for the motion"; "None of the Democrats voted last night"

Famous quotes containing the word vote:

    To vote is like the payment of a debt—a duty never to be neglected, if its performance is possible.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    I find that the respectable man, so called, has immediately drifted from his position, and despairs of his country, when his country has more reason to despair of him. He forthwith adopts one of the candidates ... as the only available one, thus proving that he is himself available for any purposes of the demagogue. His vote is of no more worth than that of any unprincipled foreigner or hireling native, who may have been bought.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    But you must know the class of sweet women—who are always so happy to declare “they have all the rights they want”; “they are perfectly willing to let their husbands vote for them”Mare and always have been numerous, though it is an occasion for thankfulness that they are becoming less so.
    Eliza “Mother” Stewart (1816–1908)