- (rare, usually in the context of Switzerland) The act of voting, especially when not to elect a government or head of state.
2003, C. Church, The Politics and Government of Switzerland, page 149:
- Yet there is some reluctance to do this partly because coming to decisions, even the simple yes/no of a votation, can prove difficult.
2010, W. Linder, Swiss Democracy: Possible Solutions to Conflict in Multicultural Societies, page 74:
- The first votation would establish whether the Jurassian people did indeed wish to create their own canton, but given the internal division of the Jura people between separatists and loyalists, no district or commune would be forced to stay with the old canton or go with the new one against its own will.
2016, Clive H. Church, Political Change in Switzerland: From Stability to Uncertainty, page 153:
- Nonetheless, the failure to resolve the problems created by the 9 February forced people, and cantons, to consider a new votation.
- The processing of margarine by means of a votator
1990, David R. Erickson, Edible Fats and Oils Processing: Basic Principles and Modern Practices : World Conference Proceedings:
- However, it must be emphasized that close control of the processing temperature of the emulsion during votation, by maintaining a narrow operating range, is as important as specifying a narrow range for either an SFI or an SFC curve when defining the slope of the solids in the incoming oil.
votation f (plural votations)
- Action of voting