bal·​lot·​ing ˈba-lə-tiŋ How to pronounce balloting (audio)
: 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 Donovan won the National League Gold Glove for fielding excellence by a utility player and finished third in the balloting for the National League Rookie of the Year Award in 2022. Mark Inabinett |, al, 1 Aug. 2023 In the balloting, the Popular Party persuaded many to choose their more mainstream conservatism over Vox but came up short of enough votes to form a government. Jason Horowitz, New York Times, 16 Nov. 2023 This format has a unique method of balloting: Instead of House members casting individual votes, each state receives a single vote and the members from each state vote on the candidate for whom it should be cast. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 25 Oct. 2023 Manager Skip Schumaker, brought to Miami after last season, is expected to get some votes in National League manager of the year balloting. David K. Li, NBC News, 16 Oct. 2023 McCarthy’s election in January came only after 15 rounds of balloting. David Lauter, Los Angeles Times, 4 Oct. 2023 The writers themselves will vote on the contract in a week of balloting that begins Monday. Andrew Dalton, Fortune, 2 Oct. 2023 Coming in a steady second in the balloting was constitutional law expert Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana, who directly battled Emmer in the fifth round, picking up 97 votes. Lisa Mascaro, Fortune, 24 Oct. 2023 The GOP largely stood on the sidelines while the Democratic Party took advantage of virtually every means available to push mail balloting and other methods of early voting. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1549, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of balloting was in 1549

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“Balloting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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