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Definition of "ballot" []

  • A sheet of paper or a card used to cast or register a vote, especially a secret one. (noun)
  • The act, process, or method of voting, especially in secret. (noun)
  • A list of candidates running for office; a ticket. (noun)
  • The total of all votes cast in an election. (noun)
  • The right to vote; franchise. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ballot" in a sentence
  • "Putting an initiative on the ballot is an important governmental act, and we hope the court does not decide that there is a right to do so anonymously."
  • "The fact that Barrack took his name off the ballot is a moot point, since the DNC had ruled the primary WOULD NOT COUNT."
  • "How can you say Obama not having his name on the ballot is a convenience for him when at the time he wasn't the front runner, and the race still had three other contestants? ..."