short ballot


Definition of short ballot

: a ballot limiting the number of elective offices to the most important legislative and executive posts and leaving minor positions to be filled by appointment

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Recent Examples on the Web On Tuesday, a Multnomah County Circuit Court judge ruled that Metro did not have to mention in its official short ballot explanation that the payroll tax is not temporary. oregonlive, "Metro Council President says she won’t seek maximum payroll tax for transportation bond, will phase in over 2026," 2 Sep. 2020 Mayor Ron Nirenberg and several council members threw their support behind the request, acknowledging the advantages to the program of being on a shorter ballot. Krista Torralva,, "San Antonio council members receptive to May election push for pre-k sales tax," 15 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of short ballot

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of short ballot was in 1909

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“Short ballot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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