Definition of Secret ballot

1. Noun. A vote in which each person's choice is secret but the totaled votes are public.

Generic synonyms: Ballot, Balloting, Vote, Voting

Definition of Secret ballot

1. Noun. The voting system involving ballots available only at official polling places, prepared at public expense, containing the names of all candidates, and marked in secret at the polling places. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Secret Ballot

secret Santa
secret Santas
secret admirer
secret admirers
secret agent
secret agents
secret approval
secret ballot (current term)
secret code
secret of Polichinelle
secret plan
secret police
secret service
secret society
secret writing

Literary usage of Secret ballot

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"2* secret ballot.—The conduct of elections for members of the house of ... The act of 1872 provides for a secret ballot, fhe voter marking the name of the ..."

2. New Englander and Yale Review by Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight (1890)
"... CONNECTICUT secret ballot LAW. CONNECTICUT is one of the first States which adopted carefully prepared legislation for the support, preservation, ..."

3. Cyclopaedia of Political Science, Political Economy, and of the Political by John Joseph Lalor (1883)
"In popular elections, on the other hand, where the voter represents no delegated powers but is supposed to vote his own will, the secret ballot is a ..."

4. The Government of European Cities by William Bennett Munro (1909)
"At the demand of one- fourth of the councillors the non-secret ballot — that is to say, a ballot on which the names of councillors are signed — may be ..."

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