vot·​er ˈvō-tər How to pronounce voter (audio)
: one that votes or has the legal right to vote

Examples of voter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our group of former members of the Alameda County Civil Grand Jury has devised a rating system to help voters recognize the deceptions in local measures on the March 5 ballot. Michael Henn, The Mercury News, 22 Feb. 2024 Republicans have long blamed Orman and Pyle for Kelly’s victories, even though Pyle’s votes combined with Schmidt’s still would have been fewer than Kelly’s and, Miller said, polling indicated Orman’s voters preferred Kelly over Kobach. Katie Bernard, Kansas City Star, 22 Feb. 2024 One voter expressed frustration over the time commitment and the often depressing subject matter of these films. Clayton Davis, Variety, 22 Feb. 2024 There’s no arbitrary number from one voter to the next. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, 22 Feb. 2024 In the days before Oscars voting opened, Murphy won at BAFTA, which shares significant crossover membership with the Academy and generated significant news on the radar of industry voters gearing up to cast Oscar ballots. Joey Nolfi,, 22 Feb. 2024 As of Tuesday, more than 765,000 voters had already cast their ballots for next week's Michigan primary, further complicating the Haley campaign's efforts to close the gap. Allison Novelo, CBS News, 22 Feb. 2024 In 2004, Miami Beach voters endorsed a light-rail system over the MacArthur, but the project never advanced. Aaron Leibowitz, Miami Herald, 21 Feb. 2024 In addition to these economic concerns, more young voters also now worry about climate change. Rachel Wilson, CNN, 10 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1600, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of voter was circa 1600

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“Voter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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vot·​er ˈvōt-ər How to pronounce voter (audio)
: one that votes or has the legal right to vote

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