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Secret ballot   /sˈikrət bˈælət/   Listen
Secret ballot

A vote in which each person's choice is secret but the totaled votes are public.

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"Secret ballot" Quotes from Famous Books

... civilised world has now adopted the secret Ballot; so that it would seem that Mill was wrong, and that he was wrong in spite of the fact that, as against the consistent utilitarians, his description of average human motive was right. But Mill, though he soon ...
— Human Nature In Politics - Third Edition • Graham Wallas

... Parliament represented England. In every colony a property test restricted the number of those who had a voice in the elections; while political methods and the traditions of society united to place effective control in the hands of the eminent few. No secret ballot or Australian system guarded the independence of the voter. It was not an age in which every individual was supposed to count for one and none for more than one. The rigid maintenance of class distinctions, even in New England, where students in Harvard College were seated according ...
— Beginnings of the American People • Carl Lotus Becker

... brave and open way. The secret ballot lacks courage. I want people to know just how I vote. The old viva voce way was manly and looked well. Every American should be taught that he votes as a sovereign—an emperor—and he should exercise the right in a kingly way. But if we must have the secret ballot, ...
— The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume VIII. - Interviews • Robert Green Ingersoll

Words linked to "Secret ballot" :   balloting, vote, voting, ballot

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