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Definition 1: a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative - [noun denoting act]

Samples where ballot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion
  • they allowed just one vote per person

Synonyms for ballot in the sense of this definition

(ballot is a kind of ...) the act of choosing or selecting

"your choice of colors was unfortunate" "you can take your pick"

(... is a kind of ballot ) a vote proportional in magnitude to the number of people that a delegate represents

(... is a kind of ballot ) a vote in which each person's choice is secret but the totaled votes are public

(... is a kind of ballot ) a ballot cast by a voter who votes for candidates from more than one party

(... is a kind of ballot ) a ballot cast by a voter who votes for all the candidates of one party

(... is a kind of ballot ) the act of voting in more than one place by the same person at the same election (illegal in U.S.)

(... is a kind of ballot ) the deciding vote cast by the presiding officer to resolve a tie

(... is a kind of ballot ) a vote that blocks a decision

(... is a kind of ballot ) a vote cast by writing in the name of a candidate who is not listed on the ballot

Definition 2: a document listing the alternatives that is used in voting - [noun denoting communication]

(ballot is a kind of ...) writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)

(... is a kind of ballot ) (election) a ballot that is cast while absent (usually mailed in prior to election day)

Samples where ballot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The voters were balloting in this state

(ballot is a kind of ...) express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote

"He voted for the motion" "None of the Democrats voted last night"

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