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English definition of “ballot”

ballot

noun     /ˈbæl.ət/
[C or U] a system or occasion of secret voting : Representatives were elected by ballot. They decided to hold a ballot.Elections [C] (also ballot paper) a piece of paper on which you write your vote Elections put sth to the ballot to vote secretly on a particular matter : OK, this seems to be an area of disagreement , so let's put it to the ballot.Elections
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