voter

noun
vot·​er | \ ˈvō-tər \

Definition of voter

: one that votes or has the legal right to vote

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The idea of bolstering an economy battered by recession and a major tornado sounded great, but many voters didn’t want gambling in their own neighborhoods. Andrea Bennett, Condé Nast Traveler, "Will New Casinos Bring a "MassVegas" to New England?," 17 Dec. 2018 Republican Marsha Blackburn similarly defeated Philip Bredesen, despite an endorsement from Taylor Swift which encouraged massive voter registration. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Midterm Election Results Explained," 7 Nov. 2018 An Ohio State University survey cited three particular fake news stories that cratered Hillary Clinton's support among former Obama voters. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "If the 2018 Election Is Hacked, This Is How It Will Happen," 5 Nov. 2018 Politicians who want to reach the same voters their competitors are reaching on Facebook have little choice but to go there, too. Casey Newton, The Verge, "One way Twitter’s ad archive improves on Facebook’s," 3 Nov. 2018 For starters, the state attorneys-general who were pushing for this unpopular repeal scheme had to face the voters. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "The latest Obamacare ruling is part of a larger conservative attack on democracy," 15 Dec. 2018 Turnout was historic, with 48 percent of all eligible voters casting ballots. Marie Claire, "One Week Post-Midterms Here's What We Know," 13 Nov. 2018 Only 36 percent of likely California voters approve of the Republican tax law, whereas 58 percent disapprove. Tara Golshan, Vox, "How Kevin McCarthy led California Republicans astray," 30 Nov. 2018 What if the impassioned speech on behalf of O’Rourke fails to budge conservative Texas voters? Vanessa Chow, Glamour, "Amber Heard Is Nobody’s Victim," 27 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of voter

circa 1578, in the meaning defined above

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voter

noun

English Language Learners Definition of voter

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

voter

noun
vot·​er | \ ˈvō-tər \

Kids Definition of voter

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

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