office-block ballot


office-block ballot
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: an Australian ballot on which the names of candidates with or without party labels are grouped under the titles of the offices to be filled — compare indiana ballot, massachusetts ballot

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/aw"fis blok', of"is-/
a ballot on which the candidates are listed alphabetically, with or without their party designations, in columns under the office for which they were nominated. Cf. Indiana ballot, Massachusetts ballot.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • office-block ballot — /aw fis blok , of is / a ballot on which the candidates are listed alphabetically, with or without their party designations, in columns under the office for which they were nominated. Cf. Indiana ballot, Massachusetts ballot. * * * …   Universalium

  • office-block ballot — A form of ballot in which the names of candidates, with or without party designations, are grouped under the offices for which they are contesting; also called Massachusetts ballot …   Black's law dictionary

  • office-group ballot — noun see office block ballot …   Useful english dictionary

  • of|fice-block ballot — «AWF ihs BLOK, OF », U.S. a ballot that lists candidates according to the office they seek …   Useful english dictionary

  • ballot — Derived from ballotta, a round bullet, used for casting a vote. Process or means of voting, usually in secret, by written or printed tickets or slips of paper, or voting machine. Piece of paper or levers on voting machine on which the voter gives …   Black's law dictionary

  • ballot — Derived from ballotta, a round bullet, used for casting a vote. Process or means of voting, usually in secret, by written or printed tickets or slips of paper, or voting machine. Piece of paper or levers on voting machine on which the voter gives …   Black's law dictionary

  • ballot — Synonyms and related words: Australian ballot, Hare system, Indiana ballot, Massachusetts ballot, absentee ballot, aye, blanket ballot, canvass, canvassing, casting vote, counting heads, cumulative voting, deciding vote, division, enfranchisement …   Moby Thesaurus

  • massachusetts ballot — noun Usage: usually capitalized M : an Australian ballot on which the names of candidates with their party affiliations are grouped alphabetically under the title of the office they are seeking compare indiana ballot, office block ballot * * * a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • indiana ballot — noun Usage: usually capitalized I Etymology: so called from its adoption by Indiana in 1889 : an Australian ballot upon which the names of candidates are placed in separate columns according to their party affiliations with the party name and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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