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vote

noun ballot, chirotony, choice, choosing, determination, election, formal expression of choice, judgment, option, pick, poll, predilection, preference, punctum, selection, sententia, suffragium

vote

verb 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.

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Consider the Irish voting down The Lisbon treaty and it seems only a matter of time until they are requested to have another go.
Hong Kong's pro-democracy camp snatched its first victory Wednesday by voting down a government proposal to double the number of people eligible to pick the territory's top leader to 1,600 in 2007.
I had already decided I would no longer support or vote for Plaid in the Welsh Assembly, for the under- handed way they have voted with Tories and Lib Dems in voting down important legislation for Wales, since Labour lost its working majority.
We backed Proposition 63, while voting down Proposition 67.