secret ballot

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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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