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Definition of Australian ballot

Australian ballot Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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australian ballot
\aus*tra"li*an bal"lot\ (law) a system of balloting or voting in public elections, originally used in south australia, in which there is such an arrangement for polling votes that secrecy is compulsorily maintained, and the ballot used is an official ballot printed and distributed by the government.

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The secret ballot is a voting method in which a voter's choices in an election or a referendum are secret and anonymous, to ensure the voter records a sincere choice by forestalling attempts to influence the voter by intimidation or bribery. The system is one means of achieving the goal of political privacy. Secret ballots may increase the amount of vote buying where it is still legal by paying lukewarm supporters to turn out and paying lukewarm opponents to stay home, and therefore may reduce the costs of buying an election.

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