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secret ballot

a vote in which the confidentiality of how one votes is safeguarded.
Origin of secret ballot
1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The public reaction to the scandal helped to change electoral history and establish the secret ballot.
  • Then jurors vote for the best varieties by secret ballot and are instructed to give disease-resistance high priority.
  • It was reasonably simple to implement a secret ballot.
  • Both approaches could do a good job of protecting privacy and preserving the secret ballot.
  • The governor would then be chosen by the newly elected state legislature on a secret ballot.
  • Voting is done by secret ballot and continues until one city receives a majority of the votes.
  • Of course, that would eliminate the secret ballot, but apparently there's no problem with that.
  • Directors shall be elected by a secret ballot vote of the sheriffs of counties.
  • Selection of the presiding judge may be by secret ballot.

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