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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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Through these two pieces of laws, he institutionalized statelessness and a large section of 'voteless' citizenry in the Country.
He called on Soviet Ambassador Nikolai Federenko Friday afternoon, November 20, 1964, and after some preliminary discussion, proposed a voteless General Assembly.
The special challenge confronting suffragists was that in each and every nonsuffrage state, voteless women somehow had to persuade male voters and male lawmakers to do the right thing and share the vote.
Beyond Majority Rule: Voteless decision making in the Religious Society of Friends.
During the Great Migration (1920-1945), thousands of African-Americans left their positions as sharecroppers and domestics for the opportunity to be free of the "Jim Crow" laws that rendered them voiceless, voteless and poorly educated.
Nor would it impede the occupation of most of Spain's empire.) Only the most adept propagandists could, and did, explain away millions of new voteless, dark-skinned subjects under American dominion.
Consumer representatives collected funds from the middle class to protect low income consumers who lacked the skills to protect themselves; environmentalists collected funds to protect politically inactive wolves and eagles; anti-abortionists collected funds to protect the voiceless, voteless fetus.
Harding was what "history must some day describe as the connecting link between the voteless woman of the Victorian period and the new American womanhood whose indomitable spirit symbolized the new woman." [17]
Like other voteless groups in our past, Washingtonians have not taken their disenfranchisement lying down.
When Jesse Jackson talks about the "dispossessed and the disenfranchised," he does not refer only to the poor or the voteless but to people who are radically removed from the nourishing institutions and the enlivening spirit of American society.