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 governor's decision to ask Manjhi to seek trust vote on February 20 " either through secret ballot or lobby division" has left the field wide open in the state.
The 14 vice-presidents are nominated in the same way as the president and are elected by secret ballot after the presidential vote.
Despite backing from Prime Minister David Cameron, Mr Yeo lost out in a secret ballot of 600 members of his constituency party after the association's executive committee voted not to re-adopt him for next year's general election.
If a secret ballot vote is taken at the upcoming joint town meeting on the Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District fiscal 2014 budget, East Brookfield Selectman Leo E.
Elections for these positions were being held through secret ballot.
This indicates misuse of authority and makes a farce of the process of secret ballot.
The UAE was elected in a secret ballot conducted by the UN General Assembly in which 21 candidate countries from 18 geographical groups competed for 18 vacant seats.
THE new Fianna Fail leader will be chosen by secret ballot.
Former Northern Irish FA president Boyce said: "I don't think it should be a secret ballot - it should be an open ballot where no one has anything to hide.
Summary: Fifa's executive committee voted in a secret ballot on December 2 to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.
Summary: A challenge to Gordon Brown's leadership appears to be fizzling out after only a handful of MPs backed a secret ballot.