vote for

vote for someone or something

to cast a ballot in favor of someone or something. Did you vote for Alice? I plan to vote for the tax freeze. Of course, I voted for myself! Wouldn't you?
See also: vote
References in classic literature ?
When the women get the ballot, they will vote for prohibition," I said.
And when they come to vote, they will vote for prohibition.
So he is in some things, but I shall not vote for him, Polly; you know what his trade is?
They were even, some of them, going to vote for him, and purposely to let him get a good many votes, so that the enemy might be thrown off the scent, and when a candidate of the other side was put up, they too might give him some votes.
The same principle prevails also in the choice of their senate; the manner of electing which is favourable also to an oligarchy; for all are obliged to vote for those who are senators of the first class, afterwards they vote for the same number out of the second, and then out of the third; but this compulsion to vote at the election of senators does not extend to the third and fourth classes and the first and second class only are obliged to vote for the fourth.
When the majority shall at length vote for the abolition of slavery, it will be because they are indifferent to slavery, or because there is but little slavery left to be abolished by their vote.
To keep senators in the interest of the crown, it was proposed that the members should raffle for employment; every man first taking an oath, and giving security, that he would vote for the court, whether he won or not; after which, the losers had, in their turn, the liberty of raffling upon the next vacancy.
I only wanted to tell you that if you vote for your arsenic-man, you are not to cut me in consequence.
The ex-butler had obtained a small freehold there likewise, which gave him a vote for the borough.
Hunt, to vote for him and in his name, on any question that might come before any meeting of the persons interested in the voyage.
Get ready to punch the dial pad and vote for your favorite Idol contestant.
The chief election officer of each state must determine the total popular vote for president/vice president in the entire nation even though some states may not have subscribed to the agreement.
I vote for two hours straight,'' said Susie Welby, a McPhee supporter and friend of the 22-year-old singer.
2004 vote: If it looks like my home state could go either way by Election Day, I'll vote for John Kerry.