Meaning of cross-voting in English:



mass noun
  • (especially in a parliament) voting for a party one does not belong to, or for more than one party.

    • ‘Philip Norton's study of the division lists in Parliaments since 1945 shows that in the Parliaments from 1970 the proportion of divisions in which cross-voting (or a member defying his whip) occurred increased.’
    • ‘It saw some Government employees peeping in to find out the position of the Congress and to see whether there was any cross-voting.’
    • ‘Party leaders and backbenchers both rated cross-voting as the most serious violation of party discipline.’
    • ‘He said in the case of simultaneous polls, there is every chance of cross-voting and the voters end up voting for the same party.’