Vote

(redirected from straw poll)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Vote

To make a choice along with other parties asked to make the same choice. In business and finance, voting is most often associated with electing directors and setting company policies at the annual meeting of shareholders. In order to be able to vote under these circumstances, one must hold voting stock. The right to vote gives the holder of voting stock a great deal of control over the company. In democratic forms of government, voters elect politicians, who may promote certain business or financial policies as part of their platform. In turn, bodies of elected politicians often vote on proposed policies or programs.
Farlex Financial Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All Rights Reserved
References in periodicals archive ?
The straw poll also found that just over 70% of delegates had sought the advice of employment law specialists in the last year; 57 per cent felt at risk from the employment laws in the UK, and nearly 40 per cent had been subjected to an employment tribunal claim in the last two years.
The state GOP chairman is right - it's not up to the governor to decide whether the straw poll continues.
Ron Paul came in second in Saturday's straw poll, but among all Republicans nationwide, his Positive Intensity Score of 11 is below average.
secretary general for disarmament, dropped out of the race before the latest straw poll.
It wasn't interesting that Virginia Senator George Allen won the 2008 presidential straw poll at the February Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) meeting with 22 percent of the vote.
The book works for bath architects and laymen (Judging by my Instant straw poll).
"I did sort of a straw poll. I asked the most addicted-looking smokers I could find, and they all said, 'No big deal.
As Coughlan (2000) shows, if it is possible to have a straw poll before the vote, then there exist equilibria in which voters reveal their information in the straw poll and vote optimally in the actual vote based on the pooled information from the straw vote.
In Alaska, Republicans tried Internet voting for a non-binding straw poll last month.
The results of the Iowa straw poll were, in order of most money ...
Republican presidential hopefuls showed up to woo the crowd, although no "straw poll" of favorites was taken.
In s straw poll of 300 Log Cabin members conducted at the convention, 58% favored the highly regarded senator John McCain of Arizona.