vot·​er | \ˈvō-tər \

Definition of voter 

: one that votes or has the legal right to vote

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In 2004, Seminole voters approved a ballot measure that established a strict rural boundary mostly east of the Econ, Oviedo and Lake Jesup. Martin E. Comas,, "East Seminole residents express relief after board rejects rural development but ready for future battles," 13 July 2018 If voters approve Proposition 3 in November, the state would borrow $8.9 billion for various water projects, including $750 million to improve conservation and groundwater-recharge efforts in the Friant area. Dale Kasler And Phillip Reese, sacbee, "The Valley floor is sinking, and it’s crippling California’s ability to deliver water," 13 July 2018 Michigan voters approved medical marijuana in 2008, only to be followed by years of court fights. Washington Post, "Conservative states balk at voter-approved medical marijuana," 13 July 2018 In 2016, Atlanta voters approved a $2.5 bilion MARTA sales tax increase for transit expansion in the city and the MARTA board is preparing the project list. J. Scott Trubey, ajc, "Atlanta Beltline group pushes MARTA for funding of full rail loop," 12 July 2018 Analysts fear that many voters who most likely would cast a ballot for someone other than the incumbent probably will not be able to vote because of violence that will keep polls from opening. New York Times, "In Troubled Cameroon, U.S. Envoy Is Accused of Election Meddling," 12 July 2018 Maybe after a fruitless stand against Judge Kavanaugh, Democrats will realize legislating and trying to win voters are better strategies than ruling by fiat and mobbing public servants. WSJ, "Senate Losses Are Worth the Risk for Democrats," 12 July 2018 Hamilton County voters in May approved doubling the property tax to pay for maintenance and upkeep to the libraries. Scott Wartman,, "Ceiling damage closes library's Price Hill branch," 11 July 2018 Burnett said the committee created by the legislation will iron out those details if voters approve the fund. Luke Broadwater,, "Groups call on Mayor Pugh to support public financing of Baltimore elections," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of voter

circa 1578, in the meaning defined above

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: a person who votes or who has the legal right to vote


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: a person who votes or who has the legal right to vote

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