Definition for ballot

noun as in voting; recording of vote

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noun as in candidates from political party

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choice, lineup, slate, ticket

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We have charts showing how long it took for presidential primary ballots to be counted in each state.

This year, the Green Party has qualified for the ballot in more than two dozen states, including such battlegrounds as Ohio, Michigan, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, Maine, Minnesota and Texas.

Additional staff, and in some cases machines, are necessary to open, sort and tabulate postal ballots and verify signatures.

Those in Texas who applied for an absentee ballot and received one in the mail but still want to vote at the polls on Election Day must surrender their mailed ballot, as Trainor described.

Election officials will be working for days, even weeks, to make sure that every eligible ballot is counted.

However, more than 20 players on the ballot this year were probably worthy of being enshrined in Cooperstown.

If 29 vote for someone else, the race for speaker goes to a second ballot for the first time in almost 100 years.

At least 29 fellow Republicans must vote against Boehner for a second ballot to be reached, and that seems very unlikely.

He goes into some detail into what it took to persuade voters to pass marriage equality at the ballot box in four states in 2012.

By 2012, the marriage equality movement had won in courts and legislatures—but not at the ballot box.

But it jes serves the Govment right fur not parsin' the Second Ballot.

But if a reform party does achieve power, if only for a term, the first thing for it to do is to overhaul the ballot system.

"The town marshal will stay right where he is, and guard the ballot box," said the chairman.

He maintained the connexion of church and state, and opposed triennial parliaments and the ballot.

Voting must be performed carefully because a defaced, improperly marked ballot may be challenged and thrown out.


On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ballot, such as: election, plebiscite, poll, polling, referendum, and slate.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.