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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The RMA is mandated under Section 24 of the Automated Election Law and is meant to test the VCM's effectiveness in reading marks on the ballot. It is not meant to validate election results, Guia said.
Voters in centers with vote-counting machines (VCM) will be used with the appropriate ballot. The voter needs to shade the ovals beside the names of candidates they will be voting for.
The Commission on Election (Comelec) is now almost halfway done in its printing of the over 63 million ballots for the 2019 midterm polls.
Being untraceable back to the voter by signature, code or even a ballot number, how, for example, is the voter assured that his or her vote is entered the way they intended.
Yesterday, the first day of a process that is expected to take eight to 10 days, an article was posted by a netizen who goes by the handle "Go1denDargon," on the popular Taiwanese online forum PTT describing the status of ballot checking in Da-an District.
It costs around USD 69 for each postal ballot package to post for a one way to country like Australia, the United States and European countries.
Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.'s opposition to the use of ballot images that he had earlier asked to be decrypted and printed.
The ballot papers recovered included both the green ones for the National Assembly and white for the Sindh Assembly.
The complainant informed the DC that ADC Shama Gulani called lady health workers (LHWs) to SIMS five days ago along with their individual ballot papers.
Explaining the sensitive logistic exercise, the Spokesperson said, it involved printing of ballot papers and import of the papers, used for ballot papers, from the United Kingdom and France.
Dare we say it is the most significant inanimate object in an election, after the ballot paper of course.