For ten days the Charleston convention wrangled over the platform and balloted for the nomination of a candidate.
The names of the four candidates were then presented to the Council and balloted.
Mr. Gladstone was as much chosen by the House of Commons as if the members had sat in their seats and balloted for him.
The first day on which a committee could be balloted for was June 26, 1781.
Does this individual cow select and appoint herself to the office; or is she balloted for, or how otherwise is the selection made?
We balloted 27 times, and on each ballot the result was the same; eight States for Jefferson, six for Burr, two divided.
They balloted for who should distribute them, and Lucy was chosen.
We balloted at last on each name separately, and the five leaders were condemned to death.
He informed me that I had been balloted for by the committee, and had been unanimously blackballed.
The convention divided between the three candidates, and balloted an entire day without result.
1540s, "small ball used in voting," also "secret vote taken by ballots," from Italian pallotte, diminutive of palla "ball," for small balls used as counters in secret voting (see balloon). Earliest references are to Venice. Ballot box attested from 1670s.
1540s, from ballot (n.). Related: Balloted; balloting.