from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ballotingpaper; particularly, according to the British Ballot Act of 1872, a paper used in voting by ballot in the election of members of Parliament, of municipal corporations, etc.


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  • "First choice recorded for a candidate" means a voting-paper on which the number 1 is placed in the square opposite the name:

    Proportional Representation A Study in Methods of Election

  • It was in the year that the donkey was elected judge, because only he and the mule came to vote and the mule spoiled his voting-paper.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, April 25, 1917

  • "Is it not a fact that he has annulled his vote by making unnecessary marks on his voting-paper?" continued Robin solemnly.

    The Right Stuff Some Episodes in the Career of a North Briton

  • Each voter, upon appearing at the polls, is furnished with an envelope and a white voting-paper bearing an official stamp.

    The Governments of Europe

  • They reeled a little; the miracle of the voting-paper had gone to their heads.

    Pelle the Conqueror — Volume 04

  • Mister Working-man That, will yer be so 'ighly hobliging as to' and over your dear little voting-paper_ -- you poor, sweet, muddy-nosed old Idiot, as can't spot your natural enemy when yer see 'im!

    The Servant in the House

  • These trained thinkers and diplomatists -- accepting advice freely from the great newspapers and the chiefs of factions -- would propose whatever measures seemed necessary from time to time for the preservation, the elevation, and the dignity of the commonweal, and these propositions would be submitted officially to every franchise-holder, just as the inquisitive census-paper or the parochial voting-paper is to-day.

    Without Prejudice

  • The majority would be less considerable if instead of a voting-paper they were called to handle

    The Life of Froude

  • Cato sat on the jury, and did all he could to insure an acquittal, showing openly his voting-paper to his fellow jurors, with that scorn of the "liberty of silence" which he shared with Cicero.

    Cicero Ancient Classics for English Readers

  • a voting-paper pushed into his hand and they say: Go and vote and things will be altered!

    Pelle the Conqueror — Complete


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