ballot box

noun

Definition of ballot box

  1. 1 :  a box for receiving ballots

  2. 2 :  ballot 2a

stuff the ballot box

chiefly US

chiefly US

  1. :  to attempt to control the outcome of an election by having multiple illegitimate votes cast in support of the desired candidate They said the vote-rigging included stuffing ballot boxes, buying votes and absent names on the voter rolls. — Sonia Verma By a margin of just 277 votes (some say ballot boxes were stuffed), Brooklyn, the nation's fourth-largest city, had voted to give up its proud and independent history. — James Sterngold

Circa 1677

First Known Use of ballot box

circa 1677


BALLOT BOX Defined for English Language Learners

ballot box

noun

Definition of ballot box for English Language Learners

  • : a box that holds the ballots used for voting in an election

  • : an act of voting using secret ballots



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