Definition of overvote in English:

overvote

noun

US
  • An instance of casting more votes than is permissible at an election.

verb

  • 1with object To defeat by a majority of votes; = "outvote". Now rare.

  • 2with object And without object. To cast more than the permissible number of votes for a post, candidate, etc., or on a ballot paper, at an election.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in The Washington Post. From over- + vote<br>mid 17th century; earliest use found in Cornelius Burges (d. 1665), Church of England clergyman and ejected minister. From over- + vote.

Pronunciation

overvote

/ˈəʊvəvəʊt/