ballot ballot  /ˈbæ lət/


  1. (n) a document listing the alternatives that is used in voting
  2. (n) a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
  3. (v) vote by ballot



  1. Voters deliberated on more than 150 ballot initiatives in the 2008 election.
  2. An expatriate American citizen casts her ballot at a polling station organized by Democrats Abroad in Berlin, Germany.
  3. A voter studies her ballot while deciding how to vote.


  1. Bangor Voters Say "Yes" to Ballot Questions

    Voters in Bangor passed all three ballot questions Tuesday. The municipal election took place at the new Cross Insurance Center. This is the first time it's been used as the city's polling station. Voters said "yes" to the Bangor School Department's budget for the upcoming year. The budg . . .
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WABI Bangor

  2. Boulder drafting ballot language for three-year fracking moratorium

    Two weeks after the Boulder City Council approved a one-year moratorium on new oil and gas drilling permits, council members asked Tuesday night for ballot language for a measure establishing a three-year ban.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Boulder Daily Camera

  3. Woodside may revisit ballot measure on farmers' market

    There is still a chance for a November 2013 ballot measure asking Woodside voters whether to amend zoning rules to allow a farmers' market in a parking lot downtown, where parking is scarce.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Almanac

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  1. "We're winning the popular vote and I'm more determined than ever to see that every vote is cast and every ballot is counted," Clinton said.
    on May 20, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Washington Post

  2. "I am simply calling for a ballot of the leadership of the Australian Labor Party," he said. "I believe that's the right and responsible course to undertake. My fundamental interests are to preserve the good name and standing of this...
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Kevin Rudd Source:

  3. "I request that the Afghan people come out and vote, so through their ballot Afghanistan will be more secure, more peaceful," Karzai said.
    on Aug 20, 2009 By: Hamid Karzai Source:

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