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secret ballot

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1. A type of voting in which each person's vote is kept secret, but the amassed votes of various groups are revealed publicly.
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Noun1.secret ballot - a vote in which each person's choice is secret but the totaled votes are public
balloting, vote, voting, ballot - a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative; "there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion"; "they allowed just one vote per person"
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The country has attempted to check the practice of vote buying by partially ending the secrecy of the ballot.
He lamented that the proposal had been rejected in the name of secrecy of the ballot.
As many as 12 votes were declared invalid while one vote cast by MPA Malik Waheed was cancelled due to violating the secrecy of the ballot.
He held that the evidence tabled before the court on claims of irregularities on the face of Forms 37A, 37B and 37C was so overwhelming and the principle of the secrecy of the ballot was violated.
Justice Mabeya faulted the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials saying they breached the principle of the secrecy of the ballot when the presiding officers asked voters to shout their candidate of choice during the voting.
Pre-registration of voters "does not restrict their freedom, it enhances the secrecy of the ballot," LADE said, calling on the Interior Ministry to begin immediately preparing for elections and setting the mechanism for early registration.
IC: The RS polls witnessed interesting issues ranging from the scourge of horse-trading to the operation of the anti-defection law, the power and role of the EC and secrecy of the ballot etc.
He said: "The secrecy of the ballot paper is fundamental.
In addition, army personnel stood too close to the secrecy screen, which again compromised the secrecy of the ballot.
Britain is not guaranteeing the secrecy of the ballot under UN, Council of Europe, OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) and other instruments: unique serial numbered ballots recorded by law in a list identifying the specific voter for each ballot issued are an affront to the secrecy of the vote.
The Better Together campaigning pinned its hopes that "shy Nos" back the union in the secrecy of the ballot box.
Maintaining the secrecy of the ballot would be a concern with this type of system, however.