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Massachusetts ballot


a vote in which each person's choice is secret but the totaled votes are public


act noun (acts and actions)


Massachusetts ballots

Type of:

vote » choice » action » human activity

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)


Secret ballot

a voting method in which a voter's choices in an election or a referendum are anonymous. The key aim is to ensure the voter records a sincere choice by forestalling attempts to influence the voter by intimidation or bribery. The system is one means of ... (45 of 2465 words, 3 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Secret ballot

Random House Dictionary:

Massachusetts ballot

a ballot on which the candidates, with their party designations, are listed alphabetically in columns under the office for which they were nominated. (23 of 30 words)



Australian ballot | Australian ballots [plural] | Massachusetts ballot [United States, outdated, synonym]

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. (25 of 26 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Australian ballot

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Australian ballot [politics] | secret ballot [synonym]

the system of voting in which voters mark their choices in privacy on uniform ballots printed and distributed by the government or designate their ... (24 of 207 words, 1 image)



Australian ballot | secret ballot [Australian ballot]

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 ... (25 of 45 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/australian ballot

Cambridge Dictionary:

secret ballot

a method of voting in which each person writes their choice on a piece of paper so that no one else knows how they have voted (26 of 41 words, 1 usage example)


Oxford Dictionary:

secret ballot

a ballot in which votes are cast in secret (9 of 36 words)


American Heritage Dictionary:

secret ballot

A type of voting in which each person's vote is kept secret, but the amassed votes of various groups are revealed publicly. | See Australian ballot. (25 of 28 words, 2 definitions)


New World Dictionary:

Australian ballot [United States]

an official ballot listing candidates for election to public office and issues, levies, etc., distributed inside the polling place to be marked by the ... (24 of 39 words)


Collins Dictionary:

balloting | ballot

voting in an election | the democratic practice of selecting a representative, a course of action, or deciding some other choice by submitting the ... (23 of 580 words, 12 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciations)


Columbia Encyclopedia:


method of registering collective approval or disapproval of a person or a proposal. The term generally refers to the process by which citizens choose ... (24 of 412 words)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

ballot [transitive, verb] | balloted [past tense] | balloting [present participle] | ballots [3rd-person singular present]

to ask people to vote in order to decide an issue (11 of 50 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/ballot 10

Encarta Dictionary:

secret ballot | secret ballots [plural] | Australian ballot [politics] | Australian ballots [politics, plural]

a situation in which people cast votes secretly in order to determine the outcome of an election or some other decision (21 of 32 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861739661​/definition​.html  [offline]

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