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put (something) to a/the vote

To hold a vote on something as a means of making a decision. We have our two options on how to proceed, so let's put it to a vote. The only fair way to decide is to put it to the vote.
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put something to the ˈvote

decide something by asking people for their votes: The issue was put to the vote.
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A number of important political votes will also be in the spotlight: the report by Salvatore Iacolino (Italy) on organised crime will be debated on the afternoon of 22 October and put to the vote the next day; the resolution on migratory flows, in the wake of the Lampedusa and Malta tragedies, will be put to the vote on 23 October; and MEPs will be asked to vote for or against suspension of the SWIFT agreement following the revelations on spying by the American National Security Agency (noon on 23 October).
The dividend proposal will be put to the vote at an annual meeting of its shareholders on 29 April.
The idea would be open for debate by other members of the site for up to four weeks before being put to the vote.
Linda McAvan (S&D, UK) does not expect many amendments to her reports on proposals strengthening pharmacovigilance for medicinal products for human use(1), which were put to the vote in plenary on 21 September.
From Monday, the top eight will be put to the vote and on Friday Britain's most unpopular vehicle will be announced.
Rightwinger David Davis still has a groundswell of support in the contest likely to be put to the vote at the end of the year.
After spending pounds 80,000 on consultants' fees, the pressing question of whether to merge the South Staffordshire and North Staffordshire chambers of commerce is to be put to the vote.
Blair knows that if put to the vote it would not stand a chance.
10 with two merger proposals to be put to the vote.
The calendar being put to the vote restores two four-day sessions in Strasbourg, from 7 to 11 October and 21 to 25 October, to replace a double session (two days twice) planned for the week of 21 to 25 October.
Under Tarlos' proposal, which was due to be put to the vote on May 3, the huge Koztarsasag ter (Republic Square) in a scruffy part of District VIII would be renamed in honour of Pope John Paul II - coinciding with his step towards beatification on May 1.
The capital increase will be put to the vote at an extraordinary meeting of the bank shareholders scheduled for 18 March.
Several own-initiative reports will also be put to the vote, including the mid-term report by the Temporary Committee on Climate Change, drafted by Karl-Heinz Florenz (EPP-ED, Germany).
They recommended a draft mental health bill is given a major overhaul before it is put to the vote.
A spokesman said that the two motions are now expected to be debated, but not put to the vote.