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 ballotedenroll, register, tally, canvass, examine, survey, interview, elect, grant, propose, choose, determine, recommend, return, establish, declare, enact, appoint, resolve, name
Examples from the Web for balloted
Historical Examples of balloted
The names of the four candidates were then presented to the Council and balloted.
The first day on which a committee could be balloted for was June 26, 1781.
We have balloted for the 34th time this morning, and the result is still the same.
They balloted for who should distribute them, and Lucy was chosen.In the Whirl of the Rising
We balloted 27 times, and on each ballot the result was the same; eight States for Jefferson, six for Burr, two divided.
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.