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 Only that will energize a disillusioned, nonvoting army of left-wingers that mirrors the blue-collar voters in the Midwest who turned out for Trump and delivered him the presidency. John Fund, National Review, "Democrats No Longer Dismiss Bernie Sanders’s Odds," 12 Jan. 2020 Part of the package may include nonvoting preferred stock. Gillian Tanbloomberg, Los Angeles Times, "SoftBank plans $5-billion rescue financing for WeWork," 16 Oct. 2019 Technically, two black candidates did enter the '76 race, but neither the mayor of Washington, D.C., Walter Washington, nor Walter Fauntroy, the district's nonvoting congressional representative, waged national efforts. Steve Kornacki, NBC News, "1976: Jimmy Carter begins his march," 29 July 2019 Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González, the American territory's nonvoting representative in the US Congress, who was also mocked in the group chat, said the governor's apologies are not enough. Leyla Santiago And Hollie Silverman, CNN, "Police gassed protesters calling for the resignation of Puerto Rico's governor. Here's how we got here," 16 July 2019 Sunday best: Householder will not relax the chamber’s dress code -- even on weekends or during nonvoting sessions. Laura Hancock, cleveland.com, "Ohio budget negotiations resume after break: Capitol Letter," 8 July 2019 Renault exercises significant control over Nissan despite being the smaller and less successful partner, while Nissan owns a 15 percent nonvoting stake in Renault. Ben Dooley, New York Times, "Nissan and Renault Lock Horns as Relationship Sours Further," 10 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of nonvoting

1846 , in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 Jan 2020

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“Nonvoting.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonvoting?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=n&file=nonvoting_1. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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