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

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

When and under what conditions is the black man to have a free ballot? When is he in fact to have those full civil rights which have so long been his in law?
Benjamin Harrison

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
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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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