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vote British & World English

A formal indication of a choice between two or more candidates or courses of action, expressed typically through a ballot or a show of hands

vote English Thesaurus

she was elected in a rigged vote

the vote in vote British & World English

The choice expressed collectively by a body of electors or by a specified group

card vote British & World English

Another term for block vote.

free vote British & World English

A parliamentary division in which members vote according to their own beliefs rather than following a party policy

vote bank British & World English

(In South Asia) a group of people who can be relied upon to vote together in support of the same party

block vote British & World English

A vote proportional in power to the number of people a delegate represents, used particularly at a trade-union conference

postal vote British & World English

A vote sent in by post rather than cast in person

proxy vote British & World English

A vote cast by one person as a representative of another

swing vote British & World English

A vote that has a decisive influence on the result of a poll

voice vote British & World English

A vote taken by noting the relative strength and volume of calls of aye and no

casting vote British & World English

An extra vote given by a chairperson to decide an issue when the votes on each side are equal

floating vote British & World English

The vote of a person who has not decided which way to vote in an election, or one who does not consistently vote for the same political party

informal vote British & World English

An invalid vote or voting paper

popular vote British & World English

An act of voting by the electorate of a country or area

primary vote British & World English

(In a preferential vote) the total number of votes which express a first preference for a given candidate

electoral vote British & World English

(In the US) a vote cast by a member of the electoral college

alternative vote British & World English

An electoral system whereby voters rank candidates in order of preference. In the event that one candidate fails to achieve a sufficient majority, the candidate with the fewest number of first-preference rankings is eliminated and these votes redistributed, the process being repeated until one candidate achieves the required majority

split the vote British & World English

(Of a candidate or minority party) attract votes from another candidate or party with the result that both are defeated by a third

vote of confidence British & World English

A vote showing that a majority continues to support the policy of a leader or governing body

single transferable vote British & World English

An electoral system of proportional representation in which a person’s vote can be transferred to a second or further competing candidate (according to the voter’s stated order of preference) if the candidate of first choice is eliminated during a succession of counts or has more votes than are needed for election

vote of no confidence British & World English

A vote showing that a majority does not support the policy of a leader or governing body

vote with one's feet British & World English

Indicate an opinion by being present or absent

split the ticket British & World English

Vote for candidates of more than one party

vote something down in vote British & World English

Reject something by means of a vote

vote someone/thing off the island British & World English

Dismiss or reject someone or something as unsatisfactory

outvote British & World English

Defeat by gaining more votes

revote British & World English

A second or repeated vote

split the ticket in split British & World English

Vote for candidates of more than one party

split the vote in split British & World English

(Of a candidate or minority party) attract votes from another candidate or party with the result that both are defeated by a third

straw poll British & World English

An unofficial ballot conducted as a test of opinion

straw vote in straw poll British & World English

An unofficial ballot conducted as a test of opinion

vote of no confidence in vote British & World English

A vote showing that a majority does not support the policy of a leader or governing body

vote of confidence in vote British & World English

A vote showing that a majority continues to support the policy of a leader or governing body

vote with one's feet in vote British & World English

Indicate an opinion by being present or absent

vote someone/thing off the island in vote British & World English

Dismiss or reject someone or something as unsatisfactory

the floating vote in floating vote British & World English

The choice expressed collectively by those who have not decided which way to vote in an election, or who do not consistently vote for the same political party

vote someone in in vote English Thesaurus

he was voted in as honorary secretary

vote someone out in vote English Thesaurus

he persuaded delegates to vote out the prime minister

vote of no confidence or vote of censure in vote British & World English

A vote showing that a majority does not support the policy of a leader or governing body


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