vote (one) into (something)

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vote (one) into (something)

To elect one into a position in public office through an official vote. Often used in passive constructions. It is the first time a candidate from a third political party has been voted into the presidency in over 70 years. We still have a number of questions we'd like answered before we feel prepared to vote him into the club.
See also: vote

vote someone into something

 and vote someone in
to elect someone to office or to membership in a group. The other party finally voted a candidate into office. The people voted in the new officers.
See also: vote

vote into

v.
1. To select someone or something by vote for some office or for membership; elect someone or something to something: You must meet certain requirements in order to be voted into the club. We voted her into office by a landslide majority.
2. To ratify or reject some legislation, so as to bring it into some state of existence: Californians must decide whether to vote these propositions into law.
See also: vote