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ballot box

noun
1.
a receptacle for voters' ballots.
2.
a system or instance of voting by ballot.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80
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Examples from the web for ballot box
  • One measure of how the nation might be willing to tackle the smart-growth agenda is the ballot box.
  • But their reach has not extended into the ballot box.
  • Voters can mail in their printed ballot, or place it in a designated ballot box.
  • So, if want changed it will have to be done at the ballot box.
  • The paper ballots to be used tomorrow are a reminder of the voting apparatus that preceded the lever machines-the ballot box.
  • Each list or candidate has a symbol to help illiterate voters select candidates at the ballot box.
  • Unfortunately, it won't let you stuff the ballot box.
  • Several factors explain this surge in enthusiasm for the ballot box.
  • Democracy barely counts, as even parties thumped at the ballot box return to office.
  • If they did better than that, perhaps even winning power at the ballot box, some fear they might never let go.
British Dictionary definitions for ballot box

ballot box

noun
1.
a box into which ballot papers are dropped after voting
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Slang definitions & phrases for ballot box

ballot box

Related Terms

stuff the ballot box


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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