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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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The two priority debates of this session will therefore take place on the morning of 23 October: the first on preparation of the European Council that will begin the next day in Brussels; and the second on implementation of the European semester' in 2013 as the Commission prepares to examine in detail the budgets for 2014 that member states are preparing to put to the vote in their national parliaments.
The text - adopted by 50 to 13, with eight abstentions - will be put to the vote in plenary after the summer recess.
Summary: MP for Edinburgh South West, Alistair Darling, says Scotland is "stronger as part of the UK", as the country's future is put to the vote.
Finance Committee chairman and DIKO vice chairman Nicolas Papadopoulos had made it clear that his party would reject the legislation if it was put to the vote.
The proposed UAH50m (USD6m/EUR5m) debt sale will be put to the vote of the bank's shareholders at a meeting scheduled for 9 April.
The three-year agreement was reached with the Flight Attendants Association of Australia Domestic/Regional Division (FAAA) and will be put to the vote of around 2,150 customer service managers and flight attendants in approximately three weeks.
The draft resolution, to be put to the vote on October 12 and 13 in Brussels, says that the European Parliament urges all EU countries to keep their commitments in connection with the legislative framework of the bloc regarding the criteria for accession to Schengen, and to give up national populism.
Under the proposals, which will be put to the vote at next month's AGM, HSBC wants to cut the maximum payout for its long-term bonus plan from seven times salary to six and trim annual bonuses from up to four times salary to three.
The idea would be open for debate by other members of the site for up to four weeks before being put to the vote. If it wins the vote, the idea will be sent to its author's local MP.
US electronic security systems provider Henry Bros Electronics (NASDAQ:HBE), or HBE, said Friday that it will put to the vote the USD51m (EUR38.5m) takeover offer made by local sector firm Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS), after HBE ended its acquisition talks with Diebold (NYSE:DBD).
Many other matters must be addressed and made public before it is put to the vote.
When was it debated in Parliament or put to the vote?
It means yet another escape for Charley, who will probably go the moment the public gets its chance to sling her out, but who keeps avoiding being nominated enough to be put to the vote, to the chagrin of those who backed her at a shortest price of 1.55 on Betfair to be on her way.
From Monday, the top eight will be put to the vote and on Friday Britain's most unpopular vehicle will be announced.
One large institutional investor was quoted as saying the deal did not represent good value for money and that it should be put to the vote.