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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Under Strongsville’s charter, voters only decide rezonings that change residential land to any other type of district or create a shopping center district. Bob Sandrick,, "Catanzarite can move forward with nursing home-rehab center in southern Strongsville," 15 July 2019 If opponents of Democrats’ new business tax succeed in referring it to the ballot, voters will decide in a January special election whether to keep it. Hillary Borrud | The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "Democrats pile up landmark wins that will affect Oregon schools, businesses, workers, air quality, teen criminals and more," 13 July 2019 The details made public now for the first time were not known to voters when Candice Quarles was re-elected in 2018. Miles Moffeit Elvia Limón, Dallas News, "Tax funds stolen by her husband helped a DeSoto councilwoman. Why didn't authorities fully investigate?," 12 July 2019 The United Kingdom’s voters decided to leave the European Union because of a series of inordinate demands by bureaucrats in Brussels. Sahil Handa, National Review, "Boris Johnson Failed to Defend Britain’s Ambassador — and British Sovereignty," 11 July 2019 So issues important to Latino voters are at the forefront of the presidential conversation this week – and Morales took the uncommon step of chiming in. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Police Chief Alfonso Morales says undocumented immigrants in Wisconsin should have driver's licenses," 11 July 2019 While climate change is sure to be mentioned, debates usually cover a wide range of issues pertinent to voters. Renae Reints, Fortune, "What to Expect From the Second Democratic Debate," 11 July 2019 And in Denver, activists gathered enough signatures to put the question of decriminalizing magic mushrooms to voters. Catherine Ryan Gregory, Marie Claire, "The Trip of a Lifetime," 9 July 2019 Though the measure had been passing narrowly in preceding years, voters in 2018 again decided to continue taxing themselves to support their state universities. Adam Harris, The Atlantic, "Higher Education Has Become a Partisan Issue," 5 July 2019

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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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