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votenoun ballot, chirotony, choice, choosing, determination, election, formal expression of choice, judgment, option, pick, poll, predilection, preference, punctum, selection, sententia, suffragium
voteverb approve, ballot, be counted, cast a ballot, cast a vote, choose, elect, exercise the right of suffrage, judge, poll, suffragium ferre
See also: cast, decide, franchise, plebiscite, poll, primary, referendum, register
VOTE. Suffrage; the voice of an individual in making a choice by many. The
total number of voices given at an election; as, the presidential vote.
2. Votes are either given, by ballot, v.) or viva voce; they may be delivered personally by the voter himself, or, in some cases, by proxy. (q.v.)
3. A majority (q.v.) of the votes given carries the question submitted, unless in particular cases when the constitution or laws require that there shall be a majority of all the voters, or when a greater number than a simple majority is expressly required; as, for example in the case of the senate in making treaties by the president and senate, two-thirds of the senators present must concur. Vide Angell on Corpor. Index, h.t.
4. When the votes are equal in number, the proposed measure is lost.