Vote

  • (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"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on vote, votes:

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 ... parties nominating candidates similar to their opponents' candidates in order to split the vote ...
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 ... In 2000, he won re-election defeated 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 ... The voice vote is considered the simplest and quickest of voting methods used by deliberative assemblies ... 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 ...
Greenwich, Connecticut - Government
... are elected on a town-wide basis, although each person can only vote for two members ... have equal representation 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 a casting vote ... 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 from voting ...

More definitions of "vote":

  • (noun): A body of voters who have the same interests.
    Example: "He failed to get the Black vote"
  • (noun): The opinion of a group as determined by voting.
    Example: "They put the question to a vote"
  • (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): The total number of votes cast.
    Example: "They are hoping for a large vote"
    Synonyms: voter turnout
  • (verb): Bring into existence or make available by vote.
    Example: "They voted aid for the underdeveloped countries in Asia"
  • (verb): Express a choice or opinion.
    Example: "I vote that we all go home"; "She voted for going to the Chinese restaurant"
  • (verb): Be guided by in voting.
    Example: "Vote one's conscience"
  • (verb): Express one's choice or preference by vote.
    Example: "Vote the Democratic ticket"

Famous quotes containing the word vote:

    If we should swap a good library for a second-rate stump speech and not ask for boot, it would be thoroughly in tune with our hearts. For deep within each of us lies politics. It is our football, baseball, and tennis rolled into one. We enjoy it; we will hitch up and drive for miles in order to hear and applaud the vitriolic phrases of a candidate we have already reckoned we’ll vote against.
    —Federal Writers’ Project Of The Wor, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    While I believe that with a fair election in the South, our electoral vote would reach two hundred, and that we should have a large popular majority, I am yet anxious, as you are, that in the canvassing of results there should be no taint of dishonesty.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    ...women were fighting for limited freedom, the vote and more education. I wanted all the freedom, all the opportunity, all the equality there was in the world. I wanted to belong to the human race, not to a ladies’ aid society to the human race.
    Rheta Childe Dorr (1866–1948)