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Definition of Ballot

Ballot

  1. Originally, a ball used for secret voting. Hence: Any printed or written ticket used in voting.
  2. The act of voting by balls or written or printed ballots or tickets; the system of voting secretly by balls or by tickets.
  3. The whole number of votes cast at an election, or in a given territory or electoral district.
  4. To vote or decide by ballot; as, to ballot for a candidate.
  5. To vote for or in opposition to.

Ballot Quotations

The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
Abraham Lincoln

It's got to be the ballot or the bullet. The ballot or the bullet. If you're afraid to use an expression like that, you should get back in the cotton patch, you should get back in the alley.
Malcolm X

The power of the ballot we need in sheer defense, else what shall save us from a second slavery?
W. E. B. Du Bois

It is true that power corrupts. The hope at the polling stations and the actions of the elected representatives, unfortunately, often turn to be opposite. The power of ballot turns into the power of wallet. Some law-makers become law-breakers.
Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

There are many hands touching ballots after a voter drops his ballot into the ballot box. There is no guarantee of ballot secrecy for anyone, which makes the whole system vulnerable to intimidation and bribery.
Bob Schaffer
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Ballot Translations

ballot in French is ballottez, ballottent, ballotter, ballottons
ballot in German is Abstimmung {f}
ballot in Norwegian is stemmeseddel
ballot in Spanish is papeleta de voto
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