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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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Ballots bound for Mindanao, however, are still being printed and will bear the correct date-May 14, 2018.
The Department of Elections provides various options to request a replacement ballot if the voter has lost or spoiled the ballot, or has not received the ballot in the mail as requested.
Since the audit pertains only to presidential ballots, the entire country was considered as a single constituency and geography was not a determinant in the selection of sample ballot boxes.
According to a report to the EAC by the Eagleton Institute of Politics and Moritz College of Law, in the 2004 presidential election sixteen states reported that more than 1 percent of all ballots cast were provisional.
Diebold also points to a 2005 academic study indicating that DREs, compared with older methods, substantially reduce numbers of spoiled ballots that can't be counted (vote.
It was during the tallying of the final 25 percent of precincts that the voting pattern, constant throughout the count, suddenly exhibited incredible behavior, with precincts then reporting wins for Calderon by margins of 5 to 1, 10 to 1, and, near the very end, ballot ratios of 100 to 1.
To begin with, the rules for provisional ballots are not uniform across the country, and state guidance to local elections officials was often slow and late.
Warrington: 2004-36% (54,000 ballots returned); 2002 (no elections in 2003)-28.
Bishop Spence emerged last during the third ballot and was dropped as a candidate, leaving only Bishops Ferris and Hutchison in the election.
The letter ballot for the standard did not pass, as the vote was evenly split, 12-12, which meant that compartmentation would not be included in the revised standard.