The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Vote \Vote\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Voted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Voting.] [Cf. F. voter.]
To express or signify the mind, will, or preference, either
viva voce, or by ballot, or by other authorized means, as in
electing persons to office, in passing laws, regulations,
etc., or in deciding on any proposition in which one has an
interest with others.
The vote for a duelist is to assist in the prostration
of justice, and, indirectly, to encourage the crime.
To vote on large principles, to vote honestly, requires
a great amount of information. --F. W.