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

Examples of nonvoting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another class of nonvoting shares known as Class C trades under ticker GOOG. Michael Wursthorn, WSJ, 1 Feb. 2022 Officials with the commission told the R.N.C. in December that one of the party’s demands in particular was unacceptable: having nonvoting representatives of either the R.N.C. or the Democratic National Committee at the commission’s board meetings. New York Times, 13 Jan. 2022 John previously had fiduciary responsibilities to the County Employee Benefits Consortium of Ohio as its treasurer and the North Central State College Foundation Board of Trustees as a nonvoting member. cleveland, 15 Mar. 2022 The board, composed of the House and Senate sergeants-at-arms and the architect of the Capitol, along with the police chief as a nonvoting ex officio member, took no position on the recommendations. Arkansas Online, 26 Feb. 2022 The panel will include seven county residents as well as two nonvoting members with law-enforcement experience. Washington Post, 1 Mar. 2022 Several Democratic candidates for various offices said Arkansas is not a red state, but a nonvoting state, citing the state's history of low voter turnout. Rachel Herzog, Arkansas Online, 23 Feb. 2022 Commissioner Laura Blaney, D-1st, suggested consultant Stu Summers as the person to steer the central committee in a nonvoting role. Cain Buchmeier,, 21 Feb. 2022 True, continuance of the slave trade and the counting of (nonvoting) slaves as three-fifths of a person for the purpose of establishing apportioning House seats were also compromises that made the Constitution possible. James Huffman, WSJ, 26 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of nonvoting

1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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8 May 2022

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“Nonvoting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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