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 During the final two weeks of balloting, fans also will be able to vote on Twitter. Mark Inabinett |, al, "Minkah Fitzpatrick keeps lead in Pro Bowl voting," 28 Nov. 2019 National groups, particularly those aligned with Democrats, pumped huge amounts of money into the contests to test-drive expensive messaging and get-out-the-vote campaigns ahead of the 2020 balloting. Alan Suderman, The Denver Post, "Democrats seize control of Virginia’s General Assembly for first time in 26 years," 6 Nov. 2019 Verlander beat out Houston teammate Gerrit Cole in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America revealed Wednesday. Jake Seiner,, "Astros’ Justin Verlander, Mets’ Jacob deGrom win 2nd Cy Young Awards," 13 Nov. 2019 Minnesota rookie manager Rocco Baldelli won American League manager of the year in close balloting over Aaron Boone of the New York Yankees. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Craig Counsell got the most first-place votes but he's not the manager of the year," 12 Nov. 2019 Each created and brewed a recipe that was judged over the three-day festival, with equal weight given to public balloting and an eight-person panel of industry experts. Andre Meunier,, "Deschutes Brewery takes the crown in pilsner battle of 8 elite NW breweries," 19 Aug. 2019 Neither of the players, who signed contracts worth a combined $630 million this winter, is likely to make the NL roster as a reserve - chosen by a combination of player balloting and MLB selections - when those are announced Sunday evening. Dave Sheinin,, "With All-Star Game starters, who didn’t make cut is as notable as who did," 28 June 2019 One crazy election: Americans who think the 2000 and 2016 presidential votes were wild should see what happened in the U.S. balloting in 1824. National Geographic, "What comes to those who persist?," 4 Nov. 2019 But the Giants encountered outstanding individual performances from others who made the list of finalists — the top three finishers in balloting that already occurred among National League coaches and managers. Henry Schulman,, "Giants shut out of Gold Glove awards despite team’s defensive improvement," 24 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of balloting

1549, in the meaning defined above

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9 Dec 2019

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“Balloting.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of balloting

: an act or process of voting

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to state or do over again or repeatedly

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