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Having no vote; denied a vote or the right to vote.
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(ˈvoʊt lɪs)

1. lacking or without a vote.
2. denied the right to vote.
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Adj.1.voteless - deprived of the rights of citizenship especially the right to vote; "labor was voiceless"; "disenfrenchised masses took to the streets"
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Germany and most other European countries enfranchising women around the same time - excluding France, where they stayed voteless until 1944 - made no age distinction.
the "voteless citizens of Alaska." (496) However, Puerto Rico
Ely writes: [E]ven before the enactment of the Equal Protection Clause, the Supreme Court was prepared at least under certain conditions to protect the interests of minorities that were not literally voteless by constitutionally tying their interests to those of groups that did possess political power - and, what is the same thing, by intervening to protect such interests when it appeared that such a guarantee of 'virtual representation' was not being provided.
"Alien" Litigation as Polity-Participation: The Positive Power of a 'Voteless Class of Litigants," 21 WM.
They accepted the idea that members of Parliament "virtually" represented even voteless inhabitants of Britain.
They have effectively been made voteless because they will always be out-voted by the majority who live in the industrial south and north-east and always vote Labour.
But it will also have major repercussions for a voiceless and voteless constituency - our wild animals.
In sum, all of the evidence in this case tends to show that the Washington school system is a monument to the cynicism of the power structure which governs the voteless capital of the greatest country on earth.
The second phase of John Major's government, with Ken Clarke rather than the hapless Norman Lamont installed at Number 11, had one of the best economic records in recent times, but this turned out to be a "voteless recovery" for the Tories.
As my father once said, "the most important step we can take is that short walk to the ballot box." He also said, "a voteless people are a powerless people"--voters must end our powerlessness.