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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.
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In the first round vote on the 19th article, 337 MPs voted in favor, 69 voted against it.
At the same time, the body that so lopsidedly voted for the PATRIOT Act in 2001 is bucking pressure from the Bush administration by voting to scale it back.
The board believes that if it is doing a good job for its shareholders, then it will continue to be voted back year after year, thus providing the continuity and experience it wanted to retain in the first place.
The Republicans claimed that they had evidence that some people there had voted up to four times under different names.
In the final vote, which was taken by orders, 11 clergy voted against the move, and eight voted in favour.
The vote tabulation shows 21 states voted to continue the check-off, but negative votes in 15 other states -- most of which are in the western Corn Belt -- were enough to swing the pendulum the other way.
From 1980 on, they have always voted the same way -- for the national winner.
The tallies show that 479 members in the 480-member House of Representatives voted, with 240 votes constituting a majority.
In fact, the Alumax board often voted by class on various matters, although other matters were determined using the weighted voting structure.
Thus, the voter in Amman's second District cast three ballots for the three designated seats in that district, while a voter in the Irbid governorate voted for nine candidates corresponding to its nine designated seats.
The parliament debated and voted the 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th articles of the bill on Wednesday.