vot·​er | \ ˈvō-tər How to pronounce voter (audio) \

Definition of voter

: one that votes or has the legal right to vote

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Recent Examples on the Web African American voters are critical to gaining traction--the largely Democratic voting base is expected to make up 12.5% of the electorate in 2020, according to Pew Research Center. John Verhovek, ABC News, "Biden to skip out early from New Hampshire's primary to head to South Carolina," 11 Feb. 2020 The commutations are the latest under a 2019 law that retroactively applied misdemeanor sentences for simple drug possession and low-level property crimes that state voters approved in 2016. USA TODAY, "Cold case cards, firework record, monkey treatment: News from around our 50 states," 11 Feb. 2020 Watching that segment on WMUR could convince voters that Klobuchar is a potential winner. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "What New Hampshire Voters Are Watching," 11 Feb. 2020 The budget reneges on Donald Trump’s repeated vow to protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid—a pledge that helped him attract voters in 2016. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, "Trump’s Reverse–Robin Hood Budget Should Be a Gift to the Democrats," 11 Feb. 2020 Its mission is to oversee an orderly election and that includes its interest in a recall process that minimizes voter confusion. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, "Supporters, opponents of Dunleavy recall face benefits and perils as Alaska Supreme Court considers its schedule," 11 Feb. 2020 Klobuchar's campaign has been catering to the roughly half of undecided voters still making up their minds. Nicole Sganga, CBS News, "What to know about the 2020 New Hampshire primary," 11 Feb. 2020 The next contest is the South Carolina primary on Feb. 29, which the Biden campaign has long seen as a likely victory for the former vice president based on strong support from African-American voters. Fox News, "John Sununu: Joe Biden's 'Dirty Harry' campaign will end after South Carolina primary," 11 Feb. 2020 Many Warren admirers remain almost preternaturally calm about her electoral position, deciding after a year of semi-permanent meta-punditry from voters that this is not the time to overreact to disappointing news. Matt Flegenheimer, New York Times, "Elizabeth Warren Is Running Her Race. The Real One May Be Passing Her By.," 11 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of voter

circa 1578, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of voter was circa 1578

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14 Feb 2020

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“Voter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of voter

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


vot·​er | \ ˈvō-tər How to pronounce voter (audio) \

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

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