vot·er | \ˈvō-tər \

Definition of voter 

: one that votes or has the legal right to vote

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Rosenstein said the hacking of a state election board led to the theft of information from about 500,000 American voters, CNBC reported. Jewel Wicker, Teen Vogue, "12 Russians Are Charged With Conspiring to Hack the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election," 13 July 2018 Advocates for social change involving race, gender, identity and such will have to convince representative majorities, elected by voters, to agree with their point of view. Daniel Henninger, WSJ, "Kavanaugh and the Culture Wars," 11 July 2018 In the past, supporters of the measure have mentioned that delaying the referendum would place it with municipal elections, where a smaller percentage of voters come out to cast ballots. Frank Abderholden, Lake County News-Sun, "Lake County Board asks governor to veto bill seeking elected chief assessor," 10 July 2018 The Massachusetts contest is yet another reminder of the rifts tearing at the Democratic Party, with more liberal, often younger voters calling for a newer, more diverse leadership. Steve Leblanc, The Christian Science Monitor, "After New York's electoral upset, eyes turn to Massachusetts," 9 July 2018 Here's hoping voters are too sophisticated to fall for it. Ben Joravsky, Chicago Reader, "News / Politics / Race Phony feud: Don’t be fooled by the Twitter barbs between Rahm and Rauner over Dan Ryan protest," 9 July 2018 Pastor's high-profile move of busing voters to the polls – something not typically done in council races – cost $820. Sharon Coolidge,, "At last, some answers about Cincinnati Councilman Jeff Pastor's campaign finances," 8 July 2018 In an effort to reach city voters, all three have campaign offices in the Motor City. Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, "Why Democratic candidates for Michigan governor want Detroit votes," 5 July 2018 One possible answer to what swayed voters: the May 27 flood in historic Ellicott City, the second deadly flood to strike the district in less than two years. Kate Magill, Howard County Times, "Political newcomer eyes takedown of Howard County Council incumbent, with 41 votes between them," 27 June 2018

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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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