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BALLOT, government. A diminutive ball, i. e. a little ball used in giving votes; the act itself of giving votes. A little ball or ticket used in voting privately, and, for that purpose, put, into a box, (commonly called a ballot-box,) or into some other contrivance.

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The voter should check symbols printed on the ballot paper and stamp the symbol allotted to the candidates of his or her choice contesting elections.
111 of Ward-6 of Faisalabad Municipal Corporation has been postponed due to wrong printing of ballot papers for a general councillor seat.
STV is a simple, fair way of voting that allows voters to rank individual candidates on one ballot paper.
But If there is no-one on the ballot paper who you think represents your views, still go to the polling station and, if you want to, write a rude word on the ballot paper.
THREE Maharashtra Assembly seats are likely to witness the old method of voting through ballot papers as the number of candidates exceeds the maximum limit of electronic voting machines ( EVMs).
fraudulently put any ballot paper or other paper into the ballot box; or
The ballot papers had to be reprinted at a cost of e1/440,000 according to the interior ministry.
ISLAMABAD, July 28 (KUNA) -- The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has completed the process of printing of ballot papers on Sunday for July 30 presidential elections in the country.
Julie Porksen launched a protest after a ballot paper with words written on it and a mark for a rival candidate was judged to be legitimate.
If it doesn't we will make every effort to make sure everything else will be available in Welsh and there will be examples of the ballot paper, but we are going to make every effort to see if we can get the orders through in time.
The poll panel also directed the RO that the first ballot paper issued to Yadav cannot be counted as its secrecy was violated.
Realising the faux pas, Yadav tore the ballot paper and sought a fresh one from the polling officer.