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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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But the necessary Welsh Forms Order, to ensure the ballot papers are bilingual, will not be laid until October 15, even though the first ones will be issued to postal voters on October 31.
Sangma's authorised representative Satya Pal Jain lodged a complaint with Returning Officer V K Agnihotri, and sought cancellation of the second ballot paper issued to Yadav, following which, Agnihotri took up the mater with the Election Commission.
While the poll was conducted on an all-postal basis, voters were also given the option of delivering their ballot papers by hand to the council offices.
All voters need to know is they have three different coloured ballot papers and have to place three crosses.
HOMES are being sought for around 200 ballot papers in a Teesside council election.
After the briefing session, the Returning Officers determined the order on ballot papers of the lists of candidates or candidates for their respective constituencies and the allocation of designated spots for display of election advertisements by drawing of lots.
BALLOT papers for postal voters in Kirklees will be sent out over the next few days.
If anyone has placed only one ballot paper into the envelope and then sealed it, they can either re-open the envelope, put the second ballot paper inside and use sticky tape to reseal the envelope.
Enquiries should be made and if need be we should revert back to ballot paper so that at least records can be maintained," Yechury said.
He said the election team delivered a letter containing advice and guidance, and a replacement white county ballot paper to all those affected.
When he was issued with his ballot paper, he announced he was "going to post it to Martin Bell".
Looking confident, the Premier went on: "Put your cross on the ballot paper for the NHS, put your cross on the ballot paper for schools, put your cross on the ballot paper for economic stability and low mortgages.