abstain from voting

abstain from voting

to choose not to vote either for or against a proposition or nominee. I will have to abstain from voting since I cannot make up my mind.
See also: abstain, vote
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If you abstain from voting, once again you are voting for the Tories.
Several political parties and users expressed their anger and condemnation regarding Egypt's vote for Israel through social media, urging that it would have been better to abstain from voting.
The SNP traditionally abstain from voting on legislation that does not affect Scotland but they will take part in tomorrow's vote.
The office of the Indian Prime Minister also issued an explanation of why India chose to abstain from voting in the Human Rights Council, in which India stated that it is not a member of the International Crime Court, and in which it calls for Israel and Palestine to adopt a policy of negotiations to end the differences between the two sides.
TO BE or not to be that is the question The future of this nation is in suspension By disbelievers who avoid decision Treating voting with sneering derision Non-voters are just ignorant fools Who will hand the reins to stubborn mules The path to democracy was won by bitter conflict People who valiantly fought for it were executed Or became exiled convicts People who abstain from voting are like ostriches With heads in sand Instead of securing by pen fate of our land Voting is a must to put people in power we can trust by Mrs ET Bassett, OAP, Aigburth
LONDON -- MQM chief Altaf Hussain threatened on Tuesday that his party may abstain from voting for the election chairman and deputy chairman Senate.
AFTER the Shiva Sena softening its stand against the Bharatiya Janata party ( BJP), the Nationalist Congress Party ( NCP) on Monday reiterated its support for the saffron party and said the NCP would abstain from voting in the Legislative Assembly if the BJP decided to form a minority government in the state.
However, Cameron's government is likely to abstain from voting.
The US had conveyed that it will abstain from voting on Dasu Project in the World Bank Board meeting.
Sri Lanka, Pakistan and South Africa all opposed the revamp of the ICC's governance and structure when it was debated last month, although Sri Lanka decided to abstain from voting on the move during an ICC board meeting, along with Pakistan, after South Africa switched to vote in favour.
None of the Shareholders are required under the Listing Rules to abstain from voting in favour of all the resolutions at the AGM, or to abstain from voting.
have all agreed to abstain from voting on resolutions pertaining to matters related to the share exchange offer by OCI N.
On Thursday, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov said the country's decision to abstain from voting was based on a careful analysis of the draft resolution and the potential implications it would have on the prospects for the resumption of the Middle East peace process.
SOFIA, November 29, 2012 (WAFA) -- Bulgaria Thursday announced that it will abstain from voting at the United Nations General Assembly on the Palestinian bid to upgrade the Palestinian status from observer entity to a non-member-state, said Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolai Mladenov.
On Thursday I may do something I have never thought of doing and that is abstain from voting for people who are promoted by their political allies, expensive jobs for the boys, Also, , why is it political?