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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Just this week, Sanders took to a podium on a Washington, D.C., campus to extol the virtues of democratic socialism, which for many younger voters has lost the Cold War connotations. Philip Elliott, Time, "Elizabeth Warren Just Won the Debate Scheduling. Now, for the Debates," 14 June 2019 Biden led among all age groups but had an especially large lead — 65%-to-27% — among younger voters ages 18-34. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, "Donald Trump trails Joe Biden by double digits in new statewide Michigan poll," 14 June 2019 Warren’s campaign staff is emphasizing face-to-face encounters with voters. Sheelah Kolhatkar, The New Yorker, "Can Elizabeth Warren Win It All?," 14 June 2019 Globes voters, in particular, love being the first to champion new shows and their talent. Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "Emmys: Which New Shows Have a Shot at Landing Nominations?," 14 June 2019 The ballot initiative, passed by Houston voters this past November, required the city to pay firefighters and police officers of equal rank and experience the same salaries. Zach Despart, Houston Chronicle, "Appeals court orders Houston firefighters, city back to mediation," 13 June 2019 And by autumn Greece may well have a new centre-right government that will face strong pressure from anti-Prespa voters to stall the talks. The Economist, "The EU must keep its promise to North Macedonia," 13 June 2019 One that’s gotten a lot of attention is dealing with college debt, a subject of great interest to younger voters. Anthony Man,, "Elizabeth Warren wins Broward Young Democrats presidential straw poll — far ahead of Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders," 11 June 2019 Biden’s record on race and women did him little damage with the voters of Delaware, who regularly returned him to the Senate with comfortable margins. Andrew Cockburn, Harper's magazine, "No Joe!," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of voter

circa 1578, in the meaning defined above

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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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