bal·​lot·​ing | \ ˈba-lə-tiŋ How to pronounce balloting (audio) \

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

Examples of balloting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And expanding voting access in Kentucky was a low bar to clear; the state had some of the tightest voting laws in the country before 2020, with not a single day of early voting, and strict limits on absentee balloting. Nick Corasaniti, New York Times, 7 Apr. 2021 Some of the measures would restrict absentee balloting, while others would limit early voting and other aspects of election administration. Amy Gardner,, 7 Mar. 2021 The voters had alleged widespread fraud in absentee balloting. Scott Bauer, Star Tribune, 16 Nov. 2020 Most of the potential legal challenges are likely to stem from the huge increase in absentee balloting brought on by the pandemic. Arkansas Online, 3 Nov. 2020 For 109 of 115 head-to-head races or issues, the leader in absentee balloting remained ahead when the counting was done for the night. Rich Exner, cleveland, 3 Nov. 2020 Most of the potential legal challenges are likely to stem from the huge increase in absentee balloting brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Mark Sherman,, 2 Nov. 2020 Those who raise concerns about mail-in balloting in Salt Lake County either don’t know about the process or are deliberately spreading misinformation, Swensen said. The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 Mar. 2022 Switzerland's referendum process give voters a direct say in policymaking, and most voting is done through mail-in balloting. Jamey Keaten, ajc, 25 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of balloting

1549, in the meaning defined above

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“Balloting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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