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BALLOT Definition & Legal Meaning

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In the law of elections. A slip of paper bearing the names of the offices to be filled at the particular election and the names of the candidates for whom the elector desires to vote; it may be printed, or written, or partly printed and partly written, and is deposited by the voter in a “ballot-box” which is in the custody of the officers holding the election. Opinion of Justices, 19 R. I. 729, 36 Atl. 716, 30 L. R. A. 547; Bris- bin v. Cleary, 26 Minn. 107, 1 N. W. 825; State v. Timothy, 147 Mo. 532. 49 S. W. 500; Taylor v. Bleakley, 55 Kan. 1, 39 Pac. 1015, 28 L. R. A. 683, 49 Am. St. Rep. 233. Also the act of voting by balls or tickets. A ballot is a ticket folded in such a manner that nothing written or printed thereon can be seen. Pol. Code Cal.


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