Ballot Paper, Ballot-Rigging
• A Bale of Cotton
Bale : verb : to tie wool or paper or cotton to make a bale
Ballot : noun :
(a) Election where people vote for someone by marking a cross on a paper with a list of names
Ballot Paper : paper on which the voter marks a cross to show who he wants to vote for
Ballot Box : sealed box into which ballot papers are put
Postal Ballot : election where the voters send their ballot papers by post
Secret Ballot : election where the voters vote in secret
(b) Selecting by taking papers at random out of a box
• The share issue was oversubscribed, so there was a ballot for the shares.
Ballot : verb : to take a vote by ballot
• The union is balloting for the post of president.
Ballot-Rigging : noun : illegal arranging of the votes in a ballot, so that a particular candidate or party wins
NOTE : no plural