Vote (from Latin votum) is the expression of a preference before an option . This expression can be pronounced in a public or secret manner, depending on the case. The term is also used to name the ballot, ballot or other object with which said preference is expressed or apparently explained to an assembly.
For example: “The official candidate was imposed by gathering 62% of the votes”, "Gomez said the intention to vote shows an irreversible trend", “My vote is for option A”, “When the senator communicated his negative vote, a crowd burst into applause”, “The natives were pressured not to cast their vote”.
The concept of voting is synonymous with suffrage , especially when linked to electoral system which is responsible for determining the provision of public office. Suffrage, in this sense, is a constitutional and political right that has two dimensions: active suffrage (all people have right to cast their vote to elect representatives) and the passive suffrage (the right to stand as a candidate to represent the rest of the community).
It should be stressed that there are many types of votes. Thus, for example, we have the only ones, the combined, the alternative, the multiple, the double or the limitation.
In recent years, and thanks to the development of technologies and the application of these to all aspects of the administrative field, there has been the creation of the so-called electronic vote. This can be defined as one that is carried out through the use of tools such as the Internet.
However, this term is used in the same way to refer to the whole set of technological tools that serve to count the votes of a given scrutiny.
However, we cannot ignore the fact that voting is also the name of different populations that exist throughout the planet. Thus, for example, in the Spanish autonomous community of Cantabria there is a municipality called Voto. This is located to the north of the region, has approximately 2,700 inhabitants and is characterized because it has charms and attractions as interesting as the Cobrantes Cave, Velasco's house or the Palace of the Count of San Carlos.
In Costa Rica, on the other hand, we have to underline that Votos is the name used to refer to an ancient indigenous people that was the most important in the northern area. The branch was their language and they had the most precious cocoa. And this food became the main resource they had to exploit as a means of subsistence.
Vote also has a meaning linked to the religion to name the plea with which something is requested from God , to the offering dedicated to God and to the promises that constitute the religious state: “I vote for his speedy recovery”, "Priests cast a vow of chastity to consecrate their lives to the Lord", “He sold all his belongings, made a vow of poverty and left for India to live among the poor”.