Vote

  • (noun): The opinion of a group as determined by voting.
    Example: "They put the question to a vote"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on vote, votes:

Greenwich, Connecticut - Government
... The three selectmen are elected on a town-wide basis, although each person can only vote for two members ... representation between Democrats and Republicans, regardless of the vote breakdown, since each individual can only vote for half as many seats as are available ...
Single Non-transferable Vote - Potential For Tactical Voting
... The potential 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 taking votes away from party colleagues ... their opponents' candidates in order to split the vote ...
John E. Sununu - U.S. House of Representatives - Elections
... 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 ...
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 a casting vote ... the Presbyterian Church (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 ...
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 ... 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 total number of votes cast.
    Example: "They are hoping for a large vote"
    Synonyms: voter turnout
  • (noun): A body of voters who have the same interests.
    Example: "He failed to get the Black vote"
  • (verb): Express one's choice or preference by vote.
    Example: "Vote the Democratic ticket"
  • (verb): Be guided by in voting.
    Example: "Vote one's conscience"
  • (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"
  • (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"
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word vote:

    The American struggle for the vote was much more difficult than the English for the simple reason that it was much more easy.
    Rebecca West (1892–1983)

    Just as everybody has the vote including women, I think children should, because as a child is conscious of itself then it has to me an existence and has a stake in what happens.
    Gertrude Stein (1874–1946)

    The fact that a man is to vote forces him to think. You may preach to a congregation by the year and not affect its thought because it is not called upon for definite action. But throw your subject into a campaign and it becomes a challenge.
    John Jay Chapman (1862–1933)