secret ballot


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secret ballot

n.
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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There were one thousand five hundred Patricians; from these, three hundred Senators were chosen; from the Senators a Doge and a Council of Ten were selected, and by secret ballot the Ten chose from their own number a Council of Three.
The plea said Senate polls could only be held through secret ballot as envisaged in the Constitution.
Muscat: The Board of Directors of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) in all the governorates of the Sultanate will meet today to elect a chairman and a deputy to the board of directors of each branch by secret ballot at the OCCI headquarters under the supervision of the Election Committee of OCCI.
Baghdad / National Iraqi News Agency/ Nina / The House of Representatives failed to conduct the secret ballot on the date of the elections in a meeting held today because of breaking the quorum of the meeting today.
Parliament approved the candidacy of Deputy PM Tolkunbek Abdygulov for the post of the Chairman of the National Bank of Kyrgyzstan (NBKR) in a secret ballot voting, Tazabek correspondents reported.
The MPs will by secret ballot decide who among the 25 nominees submitted by NASA and Jubilee will make it to EALA.
The person to be nominated by the Executive Board shall be chosen through a secret ballot, during a vote that will take place during the Board's 202nd session in October 2017.
Newton, India's official entry to the Oscars for the Foreign Language Film category, had come under the scanner for allegedly being a rip-off of Secret Ballot but the director of the 2001 Iranian film, Babak Payami, has confirmed that there is no sign of plagiarism in the Amit Masurkar-directed movie.
IANS Newton director Amit V Masurkar says he was completely unaware of the Iranian film Secret Ballot and that people should watch both the films and compare to find out if they are copied.
Parliament notes public debate regarding how certain MPs voted during the secret ballot to consider the motion of no confidence in the President on 8 August.
Kallas and Joks had obtained the most votes of the five considered during the first secret ballot earlier Saturday by the 335 members of the special voting body: Joks received 83 votes, while Kallas had 81.
Before the introduction of the secret ballot in the late 19th century, countries such as England had an open system whereby votes were publicly recorded in poll books that showed how a person voted.