from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sheet of paper or a card used to cast or register a vote, especially a secret one.
- n. The act, process, or method of voting, especially in secret.
- n. A list of candidates running for office; a ticket.
- n. The total of all votes cast in an election.
- n. The right to vote; franchise.
- n. A small ball once used to register a secret vote.
- intransitive v. To cast a ballot; vote.
- intransitive v. To draw lots.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a paper or card used to cast a vote
- n. the process of voting, especially in secret
- n. a list of candidates running for office; a ticket
- n. the total of all votes cast in an election
- v. to vote
- v. to draw lots
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Originally, a ball used for secret voting. Hence: Any printed or written ticket used in voting.
- n. The act of secret voting, whether by balls, written or printed ballots or tickets, or by use of a voting machine; the system of voting secretly.
- n. The whole number of votes cast at an election, or in a given territory or electoral district.
- n. the official list of candidates competing in an election.
- intransitive v. To vote or decide by ballot.
- transitive v. To vote for or in opposition to.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To decide upon a question, proposition, or candidacy by casting ballots; take a ballot or a vote by ballot: often with for in the sense of ‘in relation to’: as, to ballot for members of a club. See the noun.
- To bound, as in the bore of a cannon: as, spherical projectiles ballot in the bore of the piece.
- To select by lot; draw lots (for): as, to ballot for places.
- To vote for or against by ballot; choose or elect by ballot.
- To choose by lot; select by drawing lots for.
- n. A little ball used in voting. Hence A ticket or slip of paper, sometimes called a voting-paper, used for the same purpose, on which is printed or written an expression of the elector's choice as between candidates or propositions to be voted for.
- n. A method of secret voting by means of small balls, or of printed or written ballots, which are deposited in an urn or a box called a ballot-box.
- n. A casting of ballots; a vote by ballot; also, the whole number of votes cast or recorded: as, a ballot was taken on the resolution; there was a large ballot.
- n. A method of drawing lots by taking out small balls, or the like, from a box; hence, lot-drawing.
- n. A small bale, weighing from 70 to 120 pounds.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
- v. vote by ballot
- n. a document listing the alternatives that is used in voting
Putting an initiative on the ballot is an important governmental act, and we hope the court does not decide that there is a right to do so anonymously.
How can you say Obama not having his name on the ballot is a convenience for him when at the time he wasn't the front runner, and the race still had three other contestants? ...
The fact that Barrack took his name off the ballot is a moot point, since the DNC had ruled the primary WOULD NOT COUNT.
ONLY a criminal would say that an election with only one candidate on the ballot is a fair election.
A primary with only one candidate for any reason on the ballot is a joke.
A PDF version of the ballot is available on the Denvention 3 web site here.
A regular ballot would still be mailed to the voter's mailing address, so the email ballot is used as some assurance that one or the other ballot will be available in time to be voted.
"What's on the ballot is the American dream, what's on the ballot is what Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton marched for," Kerry said.
And now we have got it, and the people are supreme, and the ballot is the method by which they choose their representatives, are we going to allow that instrument whereby we elect the men who make our laws, whereby we determine who shall rule this country -- are we going to allow that right and privilege to slip from us?
February 23rd, 2009 at 5: 08 pm because “no vote” in the secret ballot is a vote against unionization, so management can intimidate employees not to vote at all.