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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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Earlier in the week, the chief returning officer put down a challege to the draft ballot paper following two objections raised last week over the slogan of one of the candidates.
As far as I know, there was no election in Gatundu North especially after fake ballot papers were recovered in a thicket and in dustbins.
xiii) At the close of polls, the Presiding Officer shall prepare a ballot paper account setting out details such as are contained in Section 34 (3) of Western Nigeria Parliamentary Electoral Regulations, 1960, and he shall give to the polling agents of each candidate a copy of the ballot paper account duly signed by him.
While giving briefing the secretary cabinet division stated that approval of water marked ballot papers and irremovable ink marker for the next general election 2018 was given under Election Reforms Act 2017.
The Election commission on Wednesday, however, decided to make two ballot papers for the upcoming polls, where the voters had to stamp four votes to choose two candidates, each from direct voting and Proportionate Representation in Parliament and Province Council.
place the ballot papers in any orientation in the scanner and the machine can still
leicester was the most likely place in the UK for a ballot paper to be rejected with 24 in every 10,000 votes rejected.
We've been running a strong campaign, 'Vote Green on Grey this May', encouraging people to vote for the Wales Green Party on the grey regional ballot paper to elect Alice Hooker-Stroud in the Mid and West Wales region so we are extremely disappointed to hear of the error with the ballot papers.
But a Labour spokesman said: "We do not believe that the current format of regional ballot papers should be changed.
Darlington Borough Council confirmed that 89 ballot papers had been issued without the full list of candidates.
Zhelyazkov, former Chief Secretary of the Council of Ministers, is on trial for failing to exercise adequate control over ballot papers.
do an act that results in the unlawful destruction of, taking of, opening of, or interference with, ballot boxes or ballot papers.