ETYM French ballotte, from Italian ballotta. Related to Ball round body.
A document listing the alternatives that is used in voting.
To vote by ballot.
The process of voting in an election. In political elections in democracies ballots are usually secret: voters indicate their choice of candidate on a voting slip that is placed in a sealed ballot box or by pulling levers on a machine in a voting booth. Ballot rigging is a term used to describe elections that are fraudulent because of interference with the voting process or the counting of votes.