BAD : Next year a new president will be voted.
GOOD : Next year a new president will be elected.
BAD : On the day of the vote, they couldn't be bothered to go and vote.
GOOD : On the day of the election, they couldn't be bothered to go and vote.
vote = show which person or which course of action you prefer, especially by marking a piece of paper or raising your hand: 'Who will you be voting for at the next election?' 'Fifty-three per cent of Danes voted in favour of the Maastricht treaty.'
elect = choose a leader or representative by voting: 'Roman Catholic cardinals are meeting at the Vatican to elect a new Pope.' 'Williams was elected with a clear majority.'
election = an occasion when people vote: 'Who's going to win the next election?'
BAD : People are not allowed to vote more than one candidate.
GOOD : People are not allowed to vote for more than one candidate.
vote for sb : 'I'm not prepared to vote for someone who keeps changing his mind.'
BAD : Every night they voted what they would do the next day.
GOOD : Every night they voted on what they would do the next day.
vote on a particular question or issue: 'The Council voted on a motion to close the hospital.'