To vote or decide by ballot.
Other Word Forms of Ballot
Origin of Ballot
Italian ballotta a small ball used to register a vote diminutive of dialectal balla ball of Germanic origin bhel-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Italian ballotta, a small ball used to register a vote. Not voting. The ballota was a ball drawn from an urn to select at random, by lottery, a person for a role.
Ref: See, for instance, p166 J J Norwich, 'History of Venice' Penguin 1983
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