verb (used without object), bal·lot·ed, bal·lot·ing.
verb (used with object), bal·lot·ed, bal·lot·ing.
- balloon-tip catheter,
- ballot box,
- ballot paper,
Origin of ballot
Examples from the Web for ballot
However, more than 20 players on the ballot this year were probably worthy of being enshrined in Cooperstown.Conservative Curt Says His Politics, Not His Pitching, Kept Him Out of the Hall of Fame|Ben Jacobs|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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.
Such nomination by 100 or more legal voters entitles their names to be placed on the Australian ballot.
The ballot is not a political or a military, but a domestic necessity.
How different from Wordsworth who attacked the ballot and took sides against reform!Poems of James Russell Lowell|James Russell Lowell
The voting is done by ballot, in the presence of the notary (escribano), and the chief of the province, who presides.The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes|Toms de Comyn
Back of every ballot is a bayonet or theres nothing back of it.The Fall of a Nation|Thomas Dixon
verb -lots, -loting or -loted
Word Origin for ballot
1540s, "small ball used in voting," also "secret vote taken by ballots," from Italian pallotte, diminutive of palla "ball," for small balls used as counters in secret voting (see balloon). Earliest references are to Venice. Ballot box attested from 1670s.
1540s, from ballot (n.). Related: Balloted; balloting.
see stuff the ballot box.