“ballot : Originally, a small ball placed in a container to cast a vote; now, by extension, a piece…”

“ballot : Originally, a small ball placed in a container to cast a vote; now, by extension, a piece of paper or card used for this purpose, or some other means used to signify a vote.
The process of voting, especially in secret; a round of voting.
The total of all the votes cast in an election.
(chiefly US) A list of candidates running for office; a ticket. Election Day for the United States presidential election, 2016, is on November 8.”

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