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 provision of secret ballot was especially on their butt of derision and criticism without feeling need of introspection within.
Outrage was also directed towards the pesky secret ballot which means that the opposition can only guess at who betrayed them in the final vote.
'We have learnt a lesson from our failure and now a no-confidence motion would be submitted after amending the rules providing for secret ballot for voting on no-trust resolution against the Senate chairman,' a source said.
A secret ballot is essential to our democracy; please ask Mr.
WE must wake up before a precious, and vital freedom is lost the right to a secret ballot.
We should not disenfranchise all voters, handicapped or not, in a rush to install unverifiable touch screen computers merely to give the handicapped a secret ballot or to replace punched paper ballots.
ballot system thus falls into two general groups: the secret ballot has
Voters who are blind or have low vision as well as those who do not have the manual dexterity to use a pen will be able to vote an independent and secret ballot, many for the first time.
When it was first introduced, the secret ballot was a key tool used by legislators to eliminate the bribery of potential voters.
He found that 65 percent of nonunion workers said they would not vote for a union in a secret ballot. The top reason was that the workers felt the unions had become irrelevant.
He confirmed rumors that he had 27 votes going into the meeting, more than a majority, and "seven maybes." Commissioners voted by secret ballot.