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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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 Manny Machado, who led all AL shortstops in fan balloting last week, is the likely Orioles representative. Eduardo A. Encina,, "Orioles prospects Mountcastle, Wells named to play in All-Star Futures Game," 6 July 2018 He was voted the 13th-best player in the league in an annual NFL Network poll conducted through player balloting. Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle, "Texans' DeAndre Hopkins ranked 13th in NFL Network top 100 list," 19 June 2018 Saturday’s balloting was the first since Iraq declared victory over the Islamic State. Tamer El-ghobashy,, "Maverick cleric's election upset could shake US-Iraq relations," 14 May 2018 Authorities hope enough of Egypt's nearly 60 million eligible voters will take part in the three-day balloting to give the election legitimacy. Maggie Michael And Brian Rohan,, "Egypt votes for president, with el-Sissi certain to win," 26 Mar. 2018 The countdown is based on balloting by our power rankings panel, which includes five Hall voters. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "Hall of Fame countdown: Vladimir Guerrero won't fall short again," 19 Jan. 2018 His United Slovenia Movement didn't make it into parliament in June balloting. Ali Zerdin, Fox News, "Slovenia police arrest 2 after armed group video surfaces," 6 Sep. 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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