Business Dictionary :
Vote, Voter and Voting
Vote : noun : marking a paper, holding up your hand, etc. to show your opinion or to show who you want to be elected
• To take a vote on a proposal
• To put a proposal to the vote = to ask people present at a meeting to say if they do or do not agree with the proposal
= casting of a large number of votes (such as of a trade union delegation) all together in the same way
= vote used by the chairman in the case where the votes for and against a proposal are equal
• The chairman has the casting vote.
• He used his casting vote to block the motion.
= election where the voters send in their voting papers by post
: to show an opinion by marking a paper or by holding up your hand at a meeting
• The meeting voted to close the factory.
• 52% of the members voted for Mr Smith as chairman.
• To vote for a proposal or to vote against a proposal = to say that you agree or do not agree with a proposal
• Two directors were voted off the board at the AGM = the AGM voted to dismiss two directors.
• She was voted on to the committee = she was elected a member of the committee.
: person who votes
: act of casting a vote
= paper on which the voter puts a cross to show for whom he wants to vote
= rights of shareholders to voting at company meetings
= shares which do not allow the shareholder to vote at company meetings
: no plural
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