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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The attack, on the eve of elections, is the latest violence ahead of the balloting. Abdul Sattar, The Seattle Times, "Pakistan officials: Attack kills 4 troops ahead of elections," 24 July 2018 D'Antoni was fifth in the Coach of the Year balloting announced on Monday. Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle, "Rockets pick up fourth-year option on Mike D'Antoni's contract," 27 June 2018 Electoral officials have assured that modern balloting technology and institutions will prevent any funny business. Washington Post, "Mexicans welcome pre-vote quiet ahead of major election," 2 July 2018 The Heat did not receive any votes in the balloting for Most Valuable Player or Rookie of the Year. Ira Winderman,, "Heat's Udonis Haslem third in voting for NBA Teammate award," 26 June 2018 That view has spread since the election, in part because of the way the electoral commission has handled complaints about the balloting. Margaret Coker, New York Times, "Iraqi Council to Oversee Manual Recount Amid Post-Election Chaos," 7 June 2018 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

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First Known Use of balloting

1549, in the meaning defined above

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