bal·lot·ing | \ˈba-lə-tiŋ \

Definition of balloting 

: an act or process of voting finished second in the balloting for the MVP award Even in Oregon, where mail-in balloting makes voting convenient, two-thirds of those registered sat out the May primary.— Karen Tumulty

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Worrell also finished second in the state in the Florida Dairy Farmers Miss Softball balloting last week behind Academy at the Lakes’ Lexi Kilfoyl. J.c. Carnahan,, "Miracle Sports announces softball all-state teams and players of year," 18 June 2018 Leonard was named most valuable player of the 2014 N.B.A. finals in his third season and finished third in regular-season M.V.P. balloting in 2016-17. Marc Stein, New York Times, "Spurs Forward Kawhi Leonard Wants Out of San Antonio," 15 June 2018 The Atlanta Braves’ Nick Markakis trails only the Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper in outfielder balloting with 494,206 votes. Edward Lee,, "Former Oriole Nick Markakis second in voting among NL All-Star outfielders," 11 June 2018 No party is expected to gain an absolute majority in the 90-member parliament, with negotiations to form a coalition government likely after the balloting. Ali Zerdin, Fox News, "Anti-immigrant party set to make gains at Slovenia vote," 1 June 2018 Here's a look at the top vote totals in our first balloting of the year (Voting by a panel of nine USA TODAY Sports writers and editors. Scott Boeck, USA TODAY, "MLB awards watch: Mookie Betts or Mike Trout for AL MVP?," 30 May 2018 That would include, in addition to ending closed primaries, pushing reforms sought by Wolf: same-day registration; automatic registration when getting a driver’s license; no-excuse absentee balloting; and campaign-finance reform. John Baer,, "Now's the time to address Pennsylvania's terrible voter-turnout rate | John Baer," 23 May 2018 With 10 days left in fan balloting, Kemp, with about 1.5 million votes, has a sizable advantage over Colorado’s Charlie Blackmon, who ranks fourth with 983,660 votes. Mike Digiovanna,, "Dodgers' Matt Kemp moves into second place among outfielders in voting for National League All-Star team," 26 June 2018 The discrepancy has meant increased absentee balloting in Hamilton — and other Republican-dominant suburban counties — and decreased absentee voting in Marion. John Tuohy, Indianapolis Star, "Plenty of places to vote early in Hamilton County. In Marion, not so much.," 13 Apr. 2018

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1549, in the meaning defined above

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