verb (used without object), bal·lot·ed, bal·lot·ing.
verb (used with object), bal·lot·ed, bal·lot·ing.
Origin of ballot
Related Words for ballotslate, tally, referendum, election, ticket, poll, plebiscite, lineup, choice, franchise
Examples from the Web for ballot
Contemporary Examples of 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
January 9, 2015
If 29 vote for someone else, the race for speaker goes to a second ballot for the first time in almost 100 years.Kamikaze Congress Prepares to Strike Boehner
January 6, 2015
At least 29 fellow Republicans must vote against Boehner for a second ballot to be reached, and that seems very unlikely.The YOLO Caucus' New Cry for Attention
January 4, 2015
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.
Historical Examples of ballot
Grant the Ballot, and the new corollary of enlarged suffrage.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
It was a wet day, only a few at the ballot, and somehow you got in.Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2)
Charles James Lever
He paused before the half-barricaded door and presented his ballot.The Boy Settlers
The only remedy for her, as for man himself, in this republic, is the ballot in her hand.
The ballot is the scepter of power in the hand of every citizen.
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.