Voting is a method for a group such as a meeting or an electorate to make a decision or express an opinion—often following discussions, debates, or election campaigns. Democracies elect holders of high office by voting.
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Famous quotes containing the word voting:
“Even voting for the right is doing nothing for it. It is only expressing feebly your desire that it should prevail. A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Its not the voting thats democracy, its the counting.”
—Tom Stoppard (b. 1937)
“Common sense should tell us that reading is the ultimate weapondestroying ignorance, poverty and despair before they can destroy us. A nation that doesnt read much doesnt know much. And a nation that doesnt know much is more likely to make poor choices in the home, the marketplace, the jury box and the voting booth...The challenge, therefore, is to convince future generations of children that carrying a book is more rewarding than carrying guns.”
—Jim Trelease (20th century)