Australian ballot

Australian ballot
noun Date: 1888 an official ballot printed at public expense on which the names of all the candidates and proposals appear and which is distributed only at the polling place and marked in secret

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Australian ballot — Aus*tra li*an bal lot (Law) A system of balloting or voting in public elections, originally used in South Australia, in which there is such an arrangement for polling votes that secrecy is compulsorily maintained, and the ballot used is an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Australian ballot — ☆ Australian ballot n. an official ballot listing candidates for election to public office and issues, levies, etc., distributed inside the polling place to be marked by the voter in secret: it originated in Australia and is widely used in the… …   English World dictionary

  • Australian ballot — a ballot containing the names of all the candidates for public office, handed to the voter at the polling station to be marked in secret: so called because it originated in Australia. Cf. Indiana ballot, Massachusetts ballot, office block ballot …   Universalium

  • australian ballot — noun Usage: usually capitalized A : an official ballot printed at public expense on which the names of all the nominated candidates appear and which is distributed only at the polling place and marked in secret see indiana ballot, massachusetts… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Australian ballot — An official ballot on which the names of all the candidates are printed. Its use is accompanied by safeguards designed to maintain secrecy in voting. The so called Australian ballot laws, widely adopted in various forms in the United States, have …   Black's law dictionary

  • Australian ballot — An official ballot on which the names of all the candidates are printed. Its use is accompanied by safeguards designed to maintain secrecy in voting. The so called Australian ballot laws, widely adopted in various forms in the United States, have …   Black's law dictionary

  • Australian ballot — See Australian ballot system …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Australian ballot — noun The secret ballot system of voting in which voting is done in private on a state issued ballot and ballots incorrectly marked set aside as invalid …   Wiktionary

  • Australian ballot — Austral′ian bal′lot n. gov a ballot containing the names of all the candidates for public office, handed to a voter at a polling place to be marked in secret: it originated in Australia • Etymology: 1885–90, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Australian ballot — /əstreɪljən ˈbælət/ (say uhstraylyuhn baluht) noun Chiefly US, British a ballot which ensures secrecy in voting. {so called because this system was first used in South Australia} …   Australian English dictionary

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