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Balloting   /bˈælətɪŋ/   Listen
Balloting

noun
1.
A choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative.  Synonyms: ballot, vote, voting.  "They allowed just one vote per person"






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"Balloting" Quotes from Famous Books



... after heated disputation, a member desired to test the opinion of the meeting, any particular point might, by agreement, be put to the vote and then everything depended upon "our wooden oracle," the first balloting-box ever seen in England. Formal methods of procedure and the intensely practical nature of the subjects discussed, combined to give a real importance ...
— All About Coffee • William H. Ukers

... words of courtesy, the nobles proceeded at once to cast their votes. A scene of confusion ensued, created by the jarring of private interests. These were finally quelled by the interposition of the Papal legates, and the balloting proceeded without interruption. The vote of the bishops alone remained to be taken. The Archbishop of Mayence rose, and exercising his prescriptive title, gave the first voice for Rodolph of Suabia. Adalbert and the other bishops followed his example. Otto, Welf, Berthold, ...
— The Truce of God - A Tale of the Eleventh Century • George Henry Miles

... was enlisting support for. He wanted balloting at meetings to be limited to captains of active hunter-ships, the captains to vote according to expressed wishes of a majority of their crews. It was a good scheme, though it would have sounded better if the man who was advocating ...
— Four-Day Planet • Henry Beam Piper



Words linked to "Balloting" :   vote, secret ballot, block vote, pick, write-in, ballot, voting, choice, straight ticket, multiple voting, selection, option, veto, casting vote, split ticket



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