secret ballot


secret ballot
The voting system involving ballots available only at official polling places, prepared at public expense, containing the names of all candidates, and marked in secret at the polling places.

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  • secret ballot — n [U and C] a way of voting in which people write their choices on a piece of paper in secret, or an act of voting in this way by secret ballot ▪ The chairman was elected by secret ballot. in a secret ballot ▪ votes cast in a secret ballot …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Secret ballot — For 2001 Iranian film, see Secret Ballot (film). Part of the Politics series Elections …   Wikipedia

  • secret ballot — In the context of corporate governance, this is also known as confidential voting. An independent third party or employees sworn to secrecy are used to count proxy votes, and the management usually agrees not to look at individual proxy cards.… …   Financial and business terms

  • secret ballot — noun a vote in which each person s choice is secret but the totaled votes are public • Hypernyms: ↑vote, ↑ballot, ↑voting, ↑balloting …   Useful english dictionary

  • secret ballot — noun Date: 1917 Australian ballot …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • secret ballot — 1. a vote in which the confidentiality of how one votes is safeguarded. 2. See Australian ballot. [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • secret ballot — /sikrət ˈbælət/ (say seekruht baluht) noun a method of voting by means of printed or written ballots, or by means of voting machines, in which safeguards against personal identification of ballot papers are provided …   Australian English dictionary

  • secret ballot — /ˌsi:krət bælət/ noun an election where the voters vote in secret …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • secret ballot — A method of election essential to the preservation of the integrity of the election. A secret method of voting at an election. Johnson v Clark (DC Tex) 25 F Supp 285 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • secret ballot — voting by sealed envelope …   English contemporary dictionary


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