Definition of voter noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈvəʊtə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvoʊtər//
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a person who votes or has the right to vote, especially in a political election A clear majority of voters were in favour of the motion. Only 60% of eligible voters actually used their vote. CollocationsVoting in electionsRunning for election conduct/​hold an election/​a referendum (especially North American English) run for office/​election/​governor/​mayor/​president/​the White House (especially British English) stand for election/​office/​Parliament/​the Labour Party/​a second term hold/​call/​contest a general/​national election launch/​run a presidential election campaign support/​back a candidate sway/​convince/​persuade voters/​the electorate appeal to/​attract/​woo/​target (North American English) swing voters/(British English) floating voters fix/​rig/​steal an election/​the voteVoting go to/​be turned away from (especially British English) a polling station/(North American English) a polling place cast a/​your vote/​ballot (for somebody) vote for the Conservative candidate/​the Democratic party mark/​spoil your ballot paper count (British English) the postal votes/(especially North American English) the absentee ballots go to/​be defeated at the ballot box get/​win/​receive/​lose votes get/​win (60% of) the popular/​black/​Hispanic/​Latino/​Muslim vote win the election/(in the US) the primaries/​a seat in Parliament/​a majority/​power lose an election/​the vote/​your majority/​your seat win/​come to power in a landslide (victory) (= with many more votes than any other party) elect/​re-elect somebody (as) mayor/​president/​an MP/​senator/​congressman/​congresswomanTaking power be sworn into office/​in as president take/​administer (in the US) the oath of office swear/​take (in the UK) an/​the oath of allegiance give/​deliver (in the US) the president’s inaugural address take/​enter/​hold/​leave office appoint somebody (as) ambassador/​governor/​judge/​minister form a government/​a cabinet serve two terms as prime minister/​in office see also floating voter, swing voter See related entries: ElectionsExtra examples More than two million voters participated in the election. Only a quarter of registered voters actually voted in the election. The Opposition alleged voter intimidation by the army. Voter turnout was very low. attempts to appeal to undecided voters the feelings of ordinary voters A clear majority of voters were in favour of the plan. His parents were lifelong Conservative voters. Many traditional Tory voters have said they are disillusioned with the party’s leadership. Only 60% of eligible voters actually used their vote.
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