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secret ballot

noun [C or U] uk   us  
a method of voting in which each person writes their choice on a piece of paper so that no one else knows how they have voted: The election of the government is carried out by secret ballot.
Translations of “secret ballot”
in Chinese (Traditional) 無記名投票…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无记名投票…
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