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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 secret ballot makes a secret government; and a secret government is a secret band of robbers and murderers.
Lysander Spooner

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

When you take a subject and reduce it to something like a four-second sound bite and a check mark on a ballot, I think that that's inappropriate and insensitive.
Kirk Cameron

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

The ballot box is the surest arbiter of disputes among free men.
James Buchanan
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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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