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The term '''vote''' refers to both a decision-making process by means of counting expressions for or against a proposal and to the actual expression of such a preference.<ref>The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition via [http://www.thefreedictionary.com/vote The Free Dictionary]</ref>
 
The term '''vote''' refers to both a decision-making process by means of counting expressions for or against a proposal and to the actual expression of such a preference.<ref>The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition via [http://www.thefreedictionary.com/vote The Free Dictionary]</ref>
  
The complexity and dimension of the voting system is usually related to the importance of its outcome. Trivial examples would include votes performed in small groups by raising one's hand, while decisions of international importance (such as the [[United States presidential elections]]) usually involve complex rules and months of campaigning.
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The complexity and dimension of the voting system is usually related to the importance of its outcome. Trivial examples would include votes performed in small groups by raising one's hand, while decisions of international importance (such as the [[United States presidential elections]]) usually involve complex rules and careful monitoring by both the parties involved and the (hopefully) neutral governmental entity coordinating the elections.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 17:14, 27 August 2008

The term vote refers to both a decision-making process by means of counting expressions for or against a proposal and to the actual expression of such a preference.[1]

The complexity and dimension of the voting system is usually related to the importance of its outcome. Trivial examples would include votes performed in small groups by raising one's hand, while decisions of international importance (such as the United States presidential elections) usually involve complex rules and careful monitoring by both the parties involved and the (hopefully) neutral governmental entity coordinating the elections.

See also

References

  1. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition via The Free Dictionary