on the ballot


: to be subject to a vote in an election
The issue was on the ballot in November.

Examples of on the ballot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Congressional candidates in Minnesota have until June 4 to file paperwork to appear on the ballot, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State's website. Azi Paybarah The Washington Post, arkansasonline.com, 25 Nov. 2023 Ashcroft was charged with writing summaries to appear on the ballot. Breccan F. Thies, Washington Examiner, 21 Nov. 2023 Meanwhile, the mayor, Councilmember Raul Campillo and others have been in low-key discussions about potentially putting a sales tax increase on the ballot next year. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Nov. 2023 But the state lurched to the right last year when Republicans won five statewide races on the ballot by an average of 18.9 percentage points. Shane Goldmacher, New York Times, 10 Nov. 2023 As the Minnesota ruling suggests, Trump may be found eligible to appear on the ballot regardless of his eligibility to be sworn in as President. Sue Halpern, The New Yorker, 9 Nov. 2023 The second issue on the ballot, Issue 2, is the marijuana legalization initiative. Mariama Jalloh, ABC News, 8 Nov. 2023 While school board races in Virginia, as in most of the country, are nonpartisan, nearly all the candidates on the ballot Tuesday were endorsed by a local political party. Karina Elwood, Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2023 This year, Lainey Wilson leads with nine nominations — making history as the only artist to ever lead the nominations for the award show in her first two times on the ballot. Sadie Bell, Peoplemag, 8 Nov. 2023 See More

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“On the ballot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20ballot. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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