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CASTING VOTE, legislation. The vote given by the president or speaker of a deliberate assembly; when the votes of the other members are equal on both sides, the casting vote then decides the question. Dane's Ab. h.t. CASTRATION, crim. law. The act of gelding. When this act is maliciously performed upon a man, it is a mayhem, and punishable as such, although the sufferer consented to it.
     2. By the ancient law of England this crime was punished by retaliation, membrum pro membro. 3 Inst. 118. It is punished in the United States generally by fine and imprisonment. The civil law punished it with death. Dig. 48, 8, 4, 2. For the French law, vide Code Penal, art. 316. 3. The consequences of castration, when complete, are impotence and sterility. 1 Beck's Med. Jur. 72.

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He said that whispering about pre-poll rigging has been circulated around the city and people believe casting vote would not get any significant change in the life of common people.
Incas is regularly sending advisories and other communications to its members and well-wishers highlighting the necessity of casting vote if they happened to be in their home constituency at the time of voting.
Casting votes is undeniably a national and moral obligation which should be performed on time and to the right person.
However, a large number of female health supervisors and workers on Wednesday accused the district government and head of the health department of not intimating the process and their right of casting vote was denied.
He also directed the concerned officials that women and special persons should be given every kind of assistance for facilitating them in casting votes.
Speaking on the occasion, ECP Additional Director General Voter Education Nyghat Siddique said that owning to a lack of awareness and knowledge about casting votes, a large number of polls are rejected in every general election.
'The persons who are casting votes in the Senate elections on the indication of others and involved in horse trading are totally unfair,' she added.
He said there are 150 women in the jail and that the majority of them do not have CNICs which are mandatory for casting votes.
RAWALPINDI -- Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rawalpindi Talat Mahmood Gondal chaired a meeting here to review Electoral Rolls and preparations for forthcoming general elections 2018 directed the authorities concerned to create awareness among general public about significance of casting votes in order to strengthen democracy in the country.
ISLAMABAD -- Gilgit-Baltistan political parties have termed barring women from casting votes in constituency of Darel a sheer breach of the constitution and have called upon chief election commissioner to take notice of this move.
RAWALPINDI -- The Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) on Friday organised a seminar on the significance and need for casting votes in order to strengthen democracy in the country.
He held that media had played a positive role in holding elections as it highlighted the significance of casting votes to create awareness among the people, Therefore, people are coming out of their homes in large number to cast votes, he added.