Difference between revisions of "Vote"

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Unless rules specify otherwise, the [[Senate]] may agree to any question by a majority of Senators voting, if a [[quorum]] is present. The [[Chair]] puts each question by [[Voice Vote|voice vote]] unless the "yeas and nays" are requested, in which case a roll call vote occurs.<ref>http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/reference/b_three_sections_with_teasers/glossary.htm</ref>
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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>
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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 months of campaigning.
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==See also==
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Revision as of 16:12, 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 months of campaigning.

See also

References

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