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secret ballot

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsecret ballotˌsecret ˈballot noun [countable, uncountable]  a way of voting in which people write their choices on a piece of paper in secret, or an act of voting in this wayby secret ballot The chairman was elected by secret ballot.in a secret ballot votes cast in a secret ballot
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secret ballotGorbachev's re-election as general secretary Gorbachev was re-elected general secretary on July 10 by secret ballot.Under the Agricultural Labor Relations Act, elections are by secret ballot.An election by secret ballot shall be held. 3.Pawar called for an election of the parliamentary party leader by secret ballot.The President would be elected on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot for a five-year term.The secret ballot gave these students their first free opportunity to express opposition.by secret ballotThe chairman was elected by secret ballot.
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