Suffrage; the voice of an individual in making a choice by many. The total number of voices given at an election; as, the presidential vote. 2. Votes are either given, by ballot, or viva voce; they may be delivered personally by the voter himself, or, in some cases, by proxy. 3. A majority of the votes given carries the question submitted, unless in particular cases when the constitution or laws require that there shall be a majority of all the voters, or when a greater number than a simple majority is expressly required; as, for example in the case of the senate in making treaties by the president and senate, two-thirds of the senators present must concur. When the votes are equal in number, the proposed measure is lost. 4. In regard to the decision to be made by the body as a whole upon any proposed measure or proceeding, or the selection of an officer or representative. And the aggregate of the expressions of will or choice, thus manifested by individuals, is called the “vote of the body.” Casting vote.