voting

Definitions

  • Vote Recorder—Edison's First Patented Invention
    Vote Recorder—Edison's First Patented Invention
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n voting a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative "there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion","they allowed just one vote per person"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first state to give the right to women to vote was Wyoming
    • Voting a. & n. from Vote v.
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Quotations

  • W. C. Fields
    W.%20C.%20Fields
    “I never vote for anyone. I always vote against.”
  • William Porcher Miles
    William Porcher Miles
    “Vote early and vote often.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
    Johann%20Friedrich%20Von%20Schiller
    “Votes should be weighed not counted.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George%20Bernard%20Shaw
    “Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.”
  • Edna O'Brien
    Edna O'Brien
    “The vote means nothing to women. We should be armed.”
  • Das Energi
    Das Energi
    “Vote with your life; vote yes!”

Idioms

Casting vote - The casting vote is a vote given to a chairman or president that is used when there is a deadlock.
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Usage

In literature:

Nothing transpired of their proceedings except their organization and the rule of voting (each province having an equal vote).
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2" by Egerton Ryerson
All you've got to do is to yell for our side and vote for our men.
"The Cock-House at Fellsgarth" by Talbot Baines Reed
He voted with ministers, and on the open question of catholic emancipation he went with Canning and Plunket.
"The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by John Morley
Upon each thirty-five Senators voted the President to be 'Guilty,' and nineteen Senators voted him to be 'Not guilty.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
Douglas received a larger vote than Fremont had received, but only twelve electoral votes.
"Expansion and Conflict" by William E. Dodd
Vote for Henderson, he wouldn't give the women a vote, and only men are workin' on his committee.
"Some Everyday Folk and Dawn" by Miles Franklin
When the vote was finally taken, the bill passed by a vote of 37 yeas to 14 nays.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
He also made the medal voted by Congress to Major Lee.
"The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876" by J. F. Loubat
By this bold course he made votes for the amendment, but lost votes for himself.
"The Life, Public Services and Select Speeches of Rutherford B. Hayes" by James Quay Howard
When the electoral vote was about to be counted, an embarrassing question arose with regard to the vote of Missouri.
"Union and Democracy" by Allen Johnson
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In poetry:

Ajax had heard before
How the white man done,
Made Negroes vote with him
Or,—he had a gun.
"Ajax Votes for McKinley" by Frank Barbour Coffin
And if any man should ask me
If I would sell my vote,
I'd tell him I was not the one
To change and turn my coat;
"The Deliverance" by Frances Ellen Watkins
And this buying up each other
Is something worse than mean,
Though I thinks a heap of voting,
I go for voting clean.
"Aunt Chloe's Politics" by Frances Ellen Watkins
Nor Coke nor Salkeld he regards,
But gets into the House,
And soon a judge's rank rewards
His pliant votes and bows.
"Extent of Cookery" by William Shenstone
And I should think he felt quite cheap
For voting the wrong side;
And when Aunt Kitty scolded him,
He just stood up and cried.
"The Deliverance" by Frances Ellen Watkins
They both of them carried by vote
The Earl was a dangerous man;
So nervously clearing his throat,
One morning old TOMMY began:
"The Force of Argument" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Lundeen was the top vote getter with 969 votes.
Others running for the two seats included Kimberly Horst with 716 votes and Mike Streiff with 586 votes.
This photo shows about half of the line waiting to vote, only some twenty minutes into the voting day at the Stonewall Middle School November 6, 2012 in Manassas, Prince William County, Virginia.
People in Bar Casa practice sending their local authority election vote during the launch of e-voting in St Albans 19 April 2002.
Insomniac and Rock the Vote Join Forces to "Spin the Vote".
As someone who is registered to vote, but neither as a Democrat nor a Republican, it seems that everybody wants my vote.
I just stood in line to vote for the first time in 20 years of voting in Pima County.
Herman Morris shows his library ID after he and others in the administration of Mayor A C Wharton used their library card s or employee IDs to vote during the last day of early voting Thursday afternoon at the Election Commission.
Now comes this shocking video from Video The Vote, showing a voting line snaking around the block in Miami.
Susan Davis and Major Garrett describe John Boehner's reaction after losing a floor vote because 48 Republicans refused to vote for it.
Took 155 votes or 66.8 percent of the vote for the open seat on the board of aldermen .
Rondo has received 382,613 votes so far, placing him second at the Eastern Conference guard spot behind Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat, who has 430,925 votes.
Vote and urge state to allow all to vote.
I would ask that we all vote in the upcoming election - vote with your head as well as your heart.
However, the voting here in Yuma County could have been a lot easier if they had just left well enough alone and used the voting places like they have in previous years.
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In science:

Generally, the voting power of a member is not equal to his voting weight.
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
This new calculation method can only be used if there are voting weights distributed as proposed by Penrose and equality under citizens with only one voting criterion is required.
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
For voting weights and voting power see table 2.
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
Therefore, we fractionally modify the voting rules: The existing voting weights will be unchanged retained and only the several (up to three) thresholds will be shifted.
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
To do so we modified the voting rules by keeping the voting weights and only shifting the thresholds.
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
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