Australian-ballot meaning

A printed ballot that bears the names of all candidates and the texts of propositions and is distributed to the voter at the polls and marked in secret.
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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 U.S.
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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.
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Origin of australian-ballot

  • The secret ballot was first implemented in Australia in 1856.

    From Wiktionary