vote 1 n [Latin votum vow, hope, wish]1 a: a usu. formal expression of opinion or will in response to a proposed decision; esp: one given as an indication of approval or disapproval of a proposal, motion, or candidate for officeb: the total number of such votes made known at a single timegot half the vote2: the collective opinion or preference of a body of persons expressed by voting3: the right to cast a vote; specif: the right of suffrage4 a: the act or process of votingbrought the question to a voteb: a method of votingvote 2 vb vot·ed, vot·ingvi1 a: to cast or conduct a votevote for acquittalb: to exercise a political franchiseencourage people to votevt1: to choose, endorse, decide the disposition of, defeat, or authorize by votevote an appropriation2: to cast votes on a corporate matter on the basis ofvoted their shares against the proposed merger
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
ballot, chirotony, choice, choosing, decision, determination, election, formal expression of choice, judgment, option, pick, poll, predilection, preference, punctum, selection, sententia, suffragium
approve, ballot, be counted, cast a ballot, cast a vote, choose, elect, exercise the right of suffrage, judge, poll, suffragium ferre
cast (register), decide, franchise (right to vote), plebiscite, poll (casting of votes), primary, referendum, suffrage
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.An indication of a choice for candidates in an election; an individual ballot or other means of indicating such choice submitted by a voter; the right to vote.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.