(n.) Originally, a ball used for secret voting. Hence: Any printed or written ticket used in voting.
(n.) The act of voting by balls or written or printed ballots or tickets; the system of voting secretly by balls or by tickets.
(n.) The whole number of votes cast at an election, or in a given territory or electoral district.
(n.) To vote or decide by ballot; as, to ballot for a candidate.
(v. t.) To vote for or in opposition to.
(1) The charity Bite the Ballot , which persuaded hundreds of thousands to register before the last general election, is to set up “democracy cafes” in Starbucks branches, laying on experts to explain how to register and vote, and what the referendum is all about (Bite the Ballot does not take sides but merely encourages participation).
(2) For that reason, the weakness of the link between the unions and the party displayed in this ballot – only 71,546 voting – is significant.
(3) Unite, which will have to give seven days' notice before calling a strike after winning approval for industrial action in a ballot of the tanker drivers, is expected to finalise a framework that should allow discussions to begin on Monday.
(4) Former acting director of the CIA, Michael Morell, also weighed in for Clinton in a New York Times opinion piece on Friday, declaring: “Donald J Trump is not only unqualified for the job, but he may well pose a threat to our national security.” Republicans stumbling from the wreckage of a terrible week are worrying about how to contain the damage further down the ballot paper in November as people running for seats in Congress and at state level risk being swept away.
(5) The airline had secured its injunction on the admittedly flimsy grounds that Unite broke strict rules over reporting ballot results.
(6) The genius of a democracy governed by the rule of law, our democracy, is that it both empowers the majority through the ballot box, and constrains the majority, its government, so that it is bound by law.” Turnbull added: “Why does Daesh [another term for Islamic State] hate us?
(7) 9.59am GMT Summary We’ll leave you with a summary of what transpired here throughout the day: • Julia Gillard announced a contest for her position as prime minister following calls by Simon Crean, a senior minister in her government, for her to be replaced by her predecessor, Kevin Rudd • Shortly before the ballot was to take place Kevin Rudd announced he would not stand for the Labor Party leadership , re-iterating his promise to the Australian people that he would not challenge Julia Gillard • When it came time for the ballot, Gillard was the only person who stood for the leadership and she and her deputy Wayne Swan were elected unopposed .
(8) On Thursday the word in Brussels was there would be fresh elections in April, a ballot likely to entrench the divide, deepen the crisis of political accountability and legitimacy, and result in yet further months of government-less squabbling.
(9) It is thought that Burnham has more than 70 nominations in the parliamentary Labour party and the breadth of his support is beginning to make it difficult for some of the other candidates such as Tristam Hunt, the shadow education secretary, and even Liz Kendall, the shadow health minister, to gather the 35 nominations from MPs they need to get on the ballot paper.
(10) In the end, turnout on Thursday was a respectable 40.26%, with 7,115 of the 27,791 ballots cast via postal votes.
(11) Residents in Spain’s north-eastern region of Catalonia cast their ballot in a symbolic referendum on Sunday in defiance of the central government in Madrid and Spain’s constitutional court.
(12) She has beaten Jeremy Hunt in the courts but Dr Louise Irvine is now determined to unseat the health secretary at the ballot box.
(13) This issue boils down to the question whether the ballot sponsors are more like citizens with strong policy views about a law (who normally cannot defend a law in federal court) or, instead, surrogate public officials who can act as the state for purposes of this lawsuit when the state itself refuses to do so (who would be permitted to defend the law).
(14) Meanwhile, California voters pass Proposition 8, the controversial ballot measure that defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
(15) I have to put a roof over my son’s head.” Junior doctors will be balloted to decide whether to strike over a radical new contract imposed on them by the Department of Health, which redefines their normal working week to include Saturday and removes overtime rates for work between 7pm and 10pm every day except Sunday.
(16) Bleak jokes and cartoons have been circulating for weeks in the anti-Assad camp on the theme of barrel bombs serving as ballot boxes.
(17) Erdogan also said that Turkey would not recognise the referendum in Crimea in which 97% of the voters cast their ballots in favour of joining the Russian Federation, according to the report.
(18) Amendment supporters are pushing for the bill to make it on the November ballot, but that may only happen if the sentence blocking civil unions is included in the bill with the support of the House.
(19) A proposal to ban same-sex marriage in Indiana has received approval from the state House of Representatives and will move on to the state Senate, but it may take up to two years before the measure is put to voters by a statewide ballot.
(20) Their current Westminster tally is strikingly close, too, to the 45% of the constituency vote that gave Alex Salmond his great Holyrood landslide in 2011, and indeed to the 44% who tell ICM in Friday’s survey that they would plump for the nationalists if there were a fresh ballot for their local Holyrood seat.
(n.) A parrot; -- familiarly so called.
(n.) One who does not try for honors, but is content to take a degree merely; a passman.
(n.) The head; the back part of the head.
(n.) A number or aggregate of heads; a list or register of heads or individuals.
(n.) Specifically, the register of the names of electors who may vote in an election.
(n.) The casting or recording of the votes of registered electors; as, the close of the poll.
(n.) The place where the votes are cast or recorded; as, to go to the polls.
(n.) The broad end of a hammer; the but of an ax.
(n.) The European chub. See Pollard, 3 (a).
(v. t.) To remove the poll or head of; hence, to remove the top or end of; to clip; to lop; to shear; as, to poll the head; to poll a tree.
(v. t.) To cut off; to remove by clipping, shearing, etc.; to mow or crop; -- sometimes with off; as, to poll the hair; to poll wool; to poll grass.
(v. t.) To extort from; to plunder; to strip.
(v. t.) To impose a tax upon.
(v. t.) To pay as one's personal tax.
(v. t.) To enter, as polls or persons, in a list or register; to enroll, esp. for purposes of taxation; to enumerate one by one.
(v. t.) To register or deposit, as a vote; to elicit or call forth, as votes or voters; as, he polled a hundred votes more than his opponent.
(v. t.) To cut or shave smooth or even; to cut in a straight line without indentation; as, a polled deed. See Dee/ poll.
(v. i.) To vote at an election.
(1) For some time now, public opinion polls have revealed Americans' strong preference to live in comparatively small cities, towns, and rural areas rather than in large cities.
(2) Many hope this week's photocalls with the two men will be a recruiting aid and provide a desperately needed bounce in the polls.
(3) The move comes as a poll found that 74% of people want doctors to be allowed to help terminally ill people end their lives.
(4) In a poll before the debate, 48% predicted that Merkel, who will become Europe's longest serving leader if re-elected on 22 September, would emerge as the winner of the US-style debate, while 26% favoured Steinbruck, a former finance minister who is known for his quick-wit and rhetorical skills, but sometimes comes across as arrogant.
(5) Polls indicated that anger over the government shutdown, which was sharply felt in parts of northern Virginia, as well as discomfort with Cuccinelli's deeply conservative views, handed the race to McAuliffe, a controversial Democratic fundraiser and close ally of Bill and Hillary Clinton.
(6) Numerous voters reported problems at polling stations on Tuesday.
(7) Yet, polls have Maryland voters approving same-sex marriage by 14 to 20 points.
(8) It is worth noting though that the government is reaping scant reward in the polls even though the economy has expanded by more than 3% over the past year and – according to the IMF – will be the fastest growing of the G7 economies this year.
(9) Unfortunately for the governor, he could win both states and still face the overwhelming likelihood of failure if he doesn't take Ohio, where the poll found Obama out front 51-43.
(10) As it was, Labour limped in seven points and nearly two million votes behind the Conservatives because older cohorts of the electorate leant heavily to the Tories and grandpa and grandma turned up at the polling stations in the largest numbers.
(11) Facebook Twitter Pinterest Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats have suffered a dramatic slump in support as a result of their role in the coalition and are now barely ahead of the Greens with an average rating of about 8% in the polls.
(12) He won the Labour candidacy for the Scottish seat of Kilmarnock and Loudon in 1997, within weeks of polling day, after the sitting Labour MP, Willie McKelvey, decided to stand down when he suffered a stroke.
(13) The poll – which sets the stage for a tense and dramatic run to referendum day – suggests that, among the undecideds, more are inclined to vote Remain than Leave.
(14) The report's authors warns that to limit their spending councils will have "an incentive to discourage low-income families from living in the area" and that raises the possibility that councils will – like the ill-fated poll tax of the early 1990s – be left to chase desperately poor people through the courts for small amounts of unpaid tax.
(15) The polling evidence on this is very clear: the EU is not the primary concern of Ukip voters .
(16) Given that a post-poll economy still registers as a crucial issue among undecided voters, and that matters economic are now his BBC day job, that was hardly surprising.
(17) It also cancelled the results from 21 polling stations in Libreville.
(18) In this vision, people will go to polling stations on 18 September with a mindset somewhere between that of a lobby correspondent and a desiccated calculating machine.
(19) Donald Trump and the 'war on women': GOP confident mogul will lose the battle Read more Governor Scott Walker, who recently signed a restrictive 20-week abortion ban in Wisconsin , also opposes abortion without exceptions and has said voters agree, though polls tell a different story.
(20) Then they look at a poll and assume that a poll is a proxy for what is really going on.” Facebook Twitter Pinterest David Cameron and Crosby during the London mayoral campaign in 2012.