nonvoting

adjective
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 But the old man, who goes by Jerry, remains firmly in charge even at 89, thanks to his voting shares and role as trustee for trusts that hold the siblings’ nonvoting stock. Larry Edelman, BostonGlobe.com, "Sons sue Duxbury beer baron Jerry Sheehan, claim he tapped company funds for personal use," 3 Jan. 2021 There is a House session scheduled for Monday, but Speaker Bob Cupp hasn’t yet indicated whether it’s a nonvoting session or one in which lawmakers will be expected to travel to Columbus to vote on bills. Laura Hancock, cleveland, "Ohio Senate avoids a Gov. Mike DeWine veto override vote on public health orders in an 11th hour bill amendment," 22 Dec. 2020 Fiduciary Real Estate Development presented its proposal Oct. 13 to the plan commission as a nonvoting agenda item. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Milwaukee-based developer wants to build 120 condominium units on 28 acres in Menomonee Falls," 15 Oct. 2020 Peterson gave a $2,700 political contribution to Gonzalez-Colon, a Republican who services Puerto Rico as a nonvoting member of Congress. Katherine Doyle, Washington Examiner, "GOP Puerto Rico official cites ethics issue in opposing Trump oversight pick," 8 Oct. 2020 The council’s county attorneys also stressed that state law encourages both nonvoting and voting members on police disciplinary hearing boards. Wilborn P. Nobles Iii, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore County Council passes legislation to ban police chokeholds, impose new oversight," 5 Oct. 2020 Luria brushed off Taylor’s attacks, pointing to a GovTrack analysis that ranks all 435 representatives, plus some nonvoting delegates, from most conservative to most liberal. Washington Post, "In Virginia swing district, bitter rematch for Republican Scott Taylor and Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria," 29 Sep. 2020 Along with new nonvoting representatives of the Colorado Department of Transportation and the state treasurer, the appointees also would be tasked with bringing extra fiscal focus to board discussions, drafters say. Jon Murray, The Denver Post, "RTD, losing riders and cutting routes, faces prospect of big changes," 22 Oct. 2019 Weber, a nonvoting member of the commission, has spoken at several commission meetings. Evan Casey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wauwatosa's Equity and Inclusion Commission will discuss pushing for police body cameras, a ban on chokeholds," 23 June 2020

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First Known Use of nonvoting

1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Jan 2021

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“Nonvoting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonvoting. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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