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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bal·lot /ˈbælət/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bal·lot n.
 1. Originally, a ball used for secret voting. Hence: Any printed or written ticket used in voting.
 2. The act of secret voting, whether by balls, written or printed ballots or tickets, or by use of a voting machine; the system of voting secretly.
    The insufficiency of the ballot.   --Dickens.
 3. The whole number of votes cast at an election, or in a given territory or electoral district.
 4. the official list of candidates competing in an election.  There are no women on the ballot.
 Ballot box, (a) a box for receiving ballots.  (b) the act, process or system of voting secretly; same as ballot2. “The question will be resolved by the ballot box.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bal·lot v. i. [imp. & p. p. Balloted; p. pr. & vb. n. Balloting.]  To vote or decide by ballot; as, to ballot for a candidate.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bal·lot, v. t. To vote for or in opposition to.
    None of the competitors arriving to a sufficient number of balls, they fell to ballot some others.   --Sir H. Wotton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a document listing the alternatives that is used in voting
      2: a choice that is made by voting; "there were only 17 votes
         in favor of the motion" [syn: vote, voting, balloting]
      v : vote by ballot; "The voters were balloting in this state"