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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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Wednesday, Robredo led the unofficial count with 13,952,128 votes or 35.
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If you're not happy with how they're conducting themselves, vote with your feet," says columnist Whelahan.
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By 1945, only about 3 percent of the 5 million blacks of voting age in the South were registered to vote.
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Increasingly," Bowie adds, "companies are beginning to implement shareholder proposals, especially when they address today's hot issues, such as de-classifying (electing them annually) staggered boards; eliminating 'poison pills' or agreeing to put them to a shareholder vote; expensing stock options and allowing shareholders to vote on golden parachutes that exceed three times an executive's compensation.
On the ballot in Arizona this November is a Republican-authored referendum called Protect Arizona Now or Proposition 200, which would do several things, including requiring proof of citizenship for anyone registering to vote.