ballot


ballot
[[t]bæ̱lət[/t]]
♦♦♦
ballots, balloting, balloted
1) N-COUNT: also by N A ballot is a secret vote in which people select a candidate in an election, or express their opinion about something.

The result of the ballot will not be known for two weeks...

Fifty of its members will be elected by direct ballot.

2) N-COUNT A ballot is a piece of paper on which you indicate your choice or opinion in a secret vote.

Election boards will count the ballots by hand...

They succeeded in putting Perot's name on the ballot in Florida.

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3) VERB If you ballot a group of people, you find out what they think about a subject by organizing a secret vote.

[V n] The union said they will ballot members on whether to strike.

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balloting N-UNCOUNT

International observers say the balloting was fair.


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  • Ballot — steht für: Établissements Ballot, einen ehemaligen französischen Automobilhersteller Ballot ist der Name folgender Personen: Christoph Buys Ballot (1817–1890), niederländischer Wissenschaftler, Meteorologe und Admiral Claude Ballot Léna… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ballot — Bal lot (b[a^]l l[u^]t), n. [F. ballotte, fr. It. ballotta. See {Ball} round body.] [1913 Webster] 1. Originally, a ball used for secret voting. Hence: Any printed or written ticket used in voting. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of secret voting,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ballot — Bal lot (b[a^]l l[u^]t), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Balloted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Balloting}.] [F. ballotter to toss, to ballot, or It. ballottare. See {Ballot}, n.] To vote or decide by ballot; as, to ballot for a candidate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ballot — BALLOT. s. masc. Gros paquet de meubles ou de marchandises. Un ballot de meubles. Un ballot de marchandises. Un ballot de livres. Des ballots qui viennent par le messager, par le coche. [b]f♛/b] On dit figurément et familièrement, Voilà votre… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Ballot — (Ballot) французская фирма по производству гоночных автомобилей. Прекратила свое существование в 1933. Парижская фирма «Предприятие Балло» (Etablissements Ballot) была известна еще до Первой мировой войны. Она производила стационарные моторы и… …   Автомобильный словарь

  • ballot — index cast (register), franchise (right to vote), plebiscite, poll (casting of votes), poll, primary, r …   Law dictionary

  • Ballot —   [ bælət, englisch; eigentlich »kleine Kugel« (zum Abstimmen)] das, s/ s,    1) angloamerikanisches Recht: die geheime Abstimmung.    2) Glashandel: ein Stückzählmaß, das bei farblosem Glas 25 Bund zu je sechs Tafeln, bei farbigem Glas 12½ Bund… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Ballot — Bal lot, v. t. To vote for or in opposition to. [1913 Webster] None of the competitors arriving to a sufficient number of balls, they fell to ballot some others. Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ballot — (n.) 1540s, small ball used in voting, also secret vote taken by ballots, from It. pallotte, dim. of palla ball, for small balls used as counters in secret voting (see BALLOON (Cf. balloon)). Earliest references are to Venice. As a verb, from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • ballot — [n1] voting; recording of vote election, franchise, plebiscite, poll, polling, referendum, slate, tally, ticket; concepts 300,301 ballot [n2] candidates from political party choice, lineup, slate, ticket; concept 301 …   New thesaurus


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