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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.
On the complaint of candidate Muhammad Iqbal, the Presiding Officer took notice and during inspection of the bags of the ballot papers, it was found out that four bundles carried the symbol but remaining six bundles were without 'Dressing Table' symbol.
Not putting candidate names on the regional ballot papers, as was the case in 2011, weakens the link between the electors and the elected, makes our democracy more distant and faceless, and decreases transparency.
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.
The Commission will be able to take a final decision on using the ballot papers, after the last date of withdrawing nominations.
impersonate any person with the intention of securing a ballot paper to which the impersonator is not entitled; or
Election services were forced to reprint all 575,000 ballot papers for last February's presidential election after Guinness World Records objected.
We received ballot papers from Islamabad for four districts including Qila Saifullah, Noshki, Chagai and Barkhan and they were transported to the respective districts," they said, adding that dispatching of ballot papers to remaining districts would also be made soon.
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.
Contract notice: electoral office ni - printing of ballot papers and associated documents.
MORE than 2,400 election ballot papers have had to be re-issued because a printing blunder listed a candidate in the wrong ward.