ballot


ballot
01. Some voters believe that their [ballots] were destroyed before the election results were counted.
02. Mark an X on the [ballot] beside the name of the candidate of your choice.
03. Cast your [ballot] for the candidate that promises to restore your trust in government. Vote for Isabel McKenzie on February 10th.
04. The students voted by secret [ballot] for the class representative.
05. There were representatives of over 10 different political parties on the [ballot].
06. I didn't like any of the people running for office, so I decided to spoil my [ballot] rather than vote for someone I didn't trust.
07. Of the [ballots] counted so far, over 53% are for the left-wing parties.
08. Abraham Lincoln once remarked that the [ballot] is stronger than the bullet.
09. Officials of ancient Greece used seashells as [ballots] because once a vote was scratched on the shell, it couldn't be changed.
10. There was some confusion about who someone was voting for on the [ballot], so the form has been changed for the next election.
11. Some people believe that George W. Bush became President instead of Al Gore only because of irregularities with the [ballots] in some parts of the state of Florida.
12. It is uncommon in human history for matters involving the territorial integrity of a nation-state to be settled by [ballots] instead of bullets.
13. Complete the [ballot] by marking either an x or a check in the Yes or No box beside each question.
14. Your [ballot] will be rejected if you write any comments on it.
15. There were some problems with the [ballots] in a town in Florida during the American presidential election of 2000, and apparently some people may have accidentally voted for the wrong person.

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  • ballot — [ balo ] n. m. • 1406; de 2. balle 1 ♦ Petite balle de marchandises. Spécialt Paquet individuel (de vêtements, d affaires personnelles). ⇒fam. balluchon. Un ballot de vieux vêtements. L oreille d un ballot : le coin de toile en forme d oreille… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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