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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Casting-vote the voice or vote of the president of a meeting, by which he is enabled, when the other votes are equally divided, to cast the balance on the one side or the other
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    “There is an election going on all the time... the Lord votes for you and Satan votes against you, and you must cast the deciding vote.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “The freeman, casting with unpurchased hand the vote that shakes the turrets of the land.”


Casting vote - The casting vote is a vote given to a chairman or president that is used when there is a deadlock.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand.; as Ice. kasta, to throw.


In literature:

And consider, for a moment, what it is to cast a vote.
"Humanity in the City" by E. H. Chapin
At the last election there had been a total of 111 votes cast.
"The Rover Boys at Big Horn Ranch" by Edward Stratemeyer
In 1834, Lincoln was a candidate for the legislature, and was elected by the highest vote cast for any candidate.
"A Cousin's Conspiracy" by Horatio Alger
Out of seven millions of votes cast in this election, five million went to Louis Napoleon.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
The bill passed its second reading by the casting vote of the Speaker.
"Reminiscences of Queensland" by William Henry Corfield
Ralph, as head of the firm you have the casting vote.
"Lorimer of the Northwest" by Harold Bindloss
These should know how to justify to their electors the vote which they would cast.
"The Peace Negotiations" by J. D. Kestell
Party agents distributed these at the polls, and the voters who received them could be watched until the votes were cast.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
However, she still enjoys the distinction of being the first woman to cast a vote under the XIV.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume II"
But the Governor-General, with Barwell's help and his own casting vote, was still the master.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
If opinions are equally divided, he has the casting vote.
"Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time" by François Pierre Guillaume Guizot
When the returns were all in, Mrs. Crow was found to have received 573 votes (women included), out of a total of 601 cast.
"Anderson Crow, Detective" by George Barr McCutcheon
The former had a double or casting vote in case of dispute.
"McGill and its Story, 1821-1921" by Cyrus Macmillan
So it fell to the Parrot to give the casting vote, and decide the matter.
"The Talking Thrush" by William Crooke
I had cast the one vote for conviction.
"Gold" by Stewart White
The meeting stayed where it was and the vote was cast.
"Polly's Senior Year at Boarding School" by Dorothy Whitehill
Diana had the casting vote.
"The Jolliest Term on Record" by Angela Brazil
But during the last moments Georgia Sinclair stepped up to the booth and cast a storm of votes for old man Sankey.
"The Nerve of Foley" by Frank H. Spearman
Where the voting is equal the Chair has a casting vote.
"The New Germany" by George Young
Kansas, which cast three times the vote of South Carolina, had only the same number of congressmen.
"Contemporary American History, 1877-1913" by Charles A. Beard

In poetry:

Portly and solemn in their pride,
The elders cast their vote
For this or that, or something else,
That sounds the martial note.
"Two Sides Of War (All Wars)" by Henry Grantland Rice
The jury in the room was set,
About the casting vote were met,
The chosen man said she should get,
Her liberty;
These jurymen agreed to let
The panel free.
"The Death Of Thomas Stoddart" by Susannah Hawkins

In news:

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Work has begun on the politically touchy task of duplicating thousands of votes cast on Palm Beach County absentee ballot s marred by a printing error.
The count also showed there were 24 votes cast against accepting the proposal.
Her multiple sclerosis can make getting to the voting booth difficult for Donna McCormick, but nothing stops her from casting a ballot.
King County Elections opened additional accessible voting centers to enable voters with disabilities to cast a private and independent ballot.
A new, expanded accessible voting center (AVC) opens in Renton today to help ensure that voters with disabilities are able to cast a private and independent ballot.
2 as amended—the proposed constitutional amendment whose stated purpose is to protect the right to hunt, fish and trap—to cast an informed vote.
The order will permit voters to sign affidavits that they're legally registered to vote in the presidential and state races and cast ballots at any open polling site, even those outside their neighborhoods.
Now many who will cast presidential ballots in New York have been facing a complicated post-storm challenge - where they should vote.
Douglas County Judge David Battey ruled that 35 votes were improperly cast in the race between Rep Mary Franson, R- Alexandria, and Democrat Bob Cunniff.
People enter Washington Mill Elementary School to cast their vote in the US presidential race, on November 6, 2012, in Alexandria, Virginia.
So cast a vote where it doesn't matter, and help us pick the best 'Grumpy Cat' look- alike .
I'll cast my vote for world's greatest athlete for Bruce Springsteen.
More than 70 percent of shares voting were cast in favor of Cracker Barrel 's nominees for the board, the company announced in a statement.
Regardless of how weary this election year has been, all eligible voters should be sure they cast their votes.

In science:

Repro jected features cast a vote for a cell of a grid if it lies within the 3D cell coordinates.
Evaluation of Three Vision Based Object Perception Methods for a Mobile Robot
In how many ways can they cast their votes so that the ath candidate is never ahead of the bth candidate for a > b, and at the end the ath candidate has λa votes for every a? Such a sequence of votes is a ballot sequence of shape λ and there are fλ of them [28, Prop. 7.10.3].
Random words, quantum statistics, central limits, random matrices
The possibility of widely distributed locations where votes can be cast changes many aspects of our carefully controlled elections as we know them.
Security Considerations for Remote Electronic Voting over the Internet
We do not call it either a polling system in which results are statistical, since our protocol guarantees that each vote is counted correctly and each eligible voter can cast her ballot.
A modular eballot system - V0.6
Managers of the Vote Web Server (VoteSysMgr) must setup and run the Vote Web Server and provide, at the end of the voting period, the VoteMgr with the encrypted votes that have been casted.
A modular eballot system - V0.6
Indeed a voter can prove to a third party, if she wishes, how she has voted by showing the VerificationCode, or a voter can pass her voting credentials or VoteAuthorization to someone else and have the attacker cast directly the vote.
A modular eballot system - V0.6
In each ballot there are always voters that do not cast their vote for many different reasons.
A modular eballot system - V0.6
The observed difference of the proportions of treatment and control group sub jects who had cast votes in 1996 can be written as a function dp (z, x) of the treatment-group indicator vector z and indicators x of voting in the previous election.
Covariate Balance in Simple, Stratified and Clustered Comparative Studies
Cascades grow with the number of votes cast.
Analysis of Social Voting Patterns on Digg
It uses a number of features in the prediction, such as the number of votes received and the rate at which it receives them, Digg attempts to predict, and generally makes the prediction after 40 or so votes were cast.
Analysis of Social Voting Patterns on Digg
Moreover, we assume that there is a problem with the voting machines so that each vote cast is rerandomized with probability 1 − ρ.
Maximally Stable Gaussian Partitions with Discrete Applications
In the following, we show that for all our reductions, there is an easy way to cast the linear votes such that the maximum partial scores that are required in the reductions where nj ∈ 0 denotes how often the score value αj is added.
Towards a Dichotomy for the Possible Winner Problem in Elections Based on Scoring Rules
To this end, we introduce a set of m′ − f ((E, S )) new dummy candidates and cast the linear votes such they cannot beat the distinguished candidate in any extension.
Towards a Dichotomy for the Possible Winner Problem in Elections Based on Scoring Rules
Specifically, to predict how popular a story will become, we can use the early votes, even those cast before the story is promoted, to estimate how interesting it is to voters.
Using Stochastic Models to Describe and Predict Social Dynamics of Web Users
Also, the question is about a vote that has already been casted, so the respondent has no doubts.
The 2004 Venezuelan Presidential Recall Referendum: Discrepancies Between Two Exit Polls and Official Results