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

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Booker recently made his third trip as a 2020 presidential candidate to South Carolina, which holds the first primary balloting in the South. Meg Kinnard, The Seattle Times, "Booker to give commencement at historically black university," 25 Mar. 2019 Religious parties have never done well in Pakistan's elections, and last July's balloting was no exception. Fox News, "Pakistan's Ahmadis fearful as leaders bow to extremists," 28 Sep. 2018 Designated hitter Evan Gattis, catcher Brian McCann, first baseman Yuli Gurriel and third baseman Alex Bregman are all in third place at their respective positions — improvements for both Gurriel and Gattis from last week's balloting. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros' Jose Altuve gains overall lead in MLB All-Star fan balloting," 19 June 2018 The Slovenian Democratic Party of former Prime Minister Janez Jansa — an ally of Hungary's anti-immigration prime minister — had strong support going into the balloting, polls showed. Ali Zerdin,, "Slovenians vote as anti-immigrant party sees strong support," 3 June 2018 The Reds-role-model Cardinals have a 25-year-old shortstop who finished 2nd in ROY balloting last year, Paul DeJong. Paul Daugherty,, "Paul Daugherty: Where do you stand on the Cincinnati Reds rebuild?," 30 Apr. 2018 The agency said the balloting was marred by massive fraud and other election-law violations. Ehsanullah Amiri, WSJ, "Afghan Official Raises Prospect of Postponing April Presidential Vote," 26 Dec. 2018 The Chiefs received seven of 12 first-place votes for 379 points in balloting Tuesday by media members who regularly cover the NFL. Simmi Buttar, The Seattle Times, "Chiefs supplant Rams atop AP Pro32 poll; Saints remain No. 2," 11 Dec. 2018 James had the No. 1 pick as a result of earning the most votes in fan balloting, while Curry had the first pick in the reserve round after the starters were selected. Brian Mahoney, Houston Chronicle, "Rockets' James Harden, Warriors' Stephen Curry team up for All-Star game," 25 Jan. 2018

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1549, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of balloting

: an act or process of voting

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