Vote

  • (verb): Express a choice or opinion.
    Example: "I vote that we all go home"; "She voted for going to the Chinese restaurant"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on vote, votes:

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 ... he won re-election defeated 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 ... 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 ...
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 ... with parties nominating candidates similar to their opponents' candidates in order to split the vote ...
Greenwich, Connecticut - Government
... The three selectmen are elected on a town-wide basis, although each person can only vote for two members ... Democrats and Republicans, regardless of the vote breakdown, since each individual can only vote for half as many seats as are available ...
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 ... 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 ...

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): Bring into existence or make available by vote.
    Example: "They voted aid for the underdeveloped countries in Asia"
  • (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"
  • (noun): The opinion of a group as determined by voting.
    Example: "They put the question to a vote"
  • (verb): Be guided by in voting.
    Example: "Vote one's conscience"
  • (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
  • (verb): Express one's choice or preference by vote.
    Example: "Vote the Democratic ticket"

Famous quotes containing the word vote:

    I talk democracy to these men and women. I tell them that they have the vote, and that theirs is the kingdom and the power and the glory. I say to them “You are supreme: exercise your power.” They say, “That’s right: tell us what to do;” and I tell them. I say “Exercise your vote intelligently by voting for me.” And they do. That’s democracy; and a splendid thing it is too for putting the right men in the right place.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    I never vote for anyone. I always vote against.
    W.C. Fields (1879–1946)

    In the lack of judgment great harm arises, but one vote cast can set right a house.
    Aeschylus (525–456 B.C.)