non·​vot·​ing | \ ˌnän-ˈvō-tiŋ How to pronounce nonvoting (audio) \

Definition of nonvoting

1 : not voting: such as
a : not exercising the right to vote the nonvoting element in the population
b : not entitled to vote nonvoting members
2 : not entitling the holder to vote nonvoting preferred stock

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Ford, a 37-year-old Washington native, is mounting a challenge to Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District's nonvoting representative in the House. Jenna Portnoy, Washington Post, "Eleanor Holmes Norton, seeking 15th term, faces Democratic challenger in DC primary," 15 May 2018 German car maker Daimler AG , which owns nonvoting shares equal to 4.9% of the ordinary equity, will maintain its holding. William Boston, WSJ, "Aston Martin Speeds Toward IPO Worth Up to $6.7 Billion," 20 Sep. 2018 In congress, Puerto Rico is currently represented by a nonvoting resident commissioner. 2. Morgan Greene,, "After viral video, a refresher course: 5 things to know about Puerto Rico," 10 July 2018 O’Rourke’s campaign mantra is that Texas is not a red state, but a nonvoting state. Andrew Rice, Daily Intelligencer, "Can a Democrat Ever Win in Texas?," 10 July 2018 The school board has seven members with an additional nonvoting seat for a student member. Jess Nocera, Howard County Times, "Eight school board candidates won the primary, next up is the general election," 27 June 2018 The decision to leave the 47-nation body was more definitive than the lesser option of staying on as a nonvoting observer. Carol Morello,, "Trump administration pulls US out of UN Human Rights Council," 19 June 2018 Sumner Redstone, 94, is no longer a Viacom director and serves in a nonvoting position on CBS’s board., "CBS sues National Amusements in bid to wrest control of Dedham company from Redstones," 14 May 2018 Member of the Council on Postsecondary Education and nonvoting adviser to the Kentucky Board of Education. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "JCPS takeover: What we know about the people deciding district's fate," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of nonvoting

1846 , in the meaning defined at sense 1

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