secret ballot

NOUN
  1. a vote in which each person's choice is secret but the totaled votes are public
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How To Use secret ballot In A Sentence

  • Workers at the Washwood Heath factory voted not to stage industrial action by 761 to 615 in a secret ballot.
  • He publicly attacked the people who've been calling for secret ballot nominations.
  • Senator Michael Enzi of Wyoming, the ranking Republican on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, asked Ms. Solis why she supported a bill that would bypass secret ballots in unionization elections when she, as a California legislator, had backed a bill that called for using secret ballots to determine whether employees at a workplace favored flextime arrangements. Republicans Criticize Solis’s Support for Union Bill - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com
  • They were able to respond swiftly because they already have a secret ballot strike mandate over an ongoing pay dispute.
  • All other appeals are to be formally debated and carried by a vote of the entire workforce through a secret ballot.
  • The former is shorthand for the Employee Free Choice Act, a labor-backed bill in Congress that would enable unions to organize workplaces through signed petitions instead of secret ballot elections. Latest news releases on Louisiana Politics, Business, Sports, Entertainment, Louisiana, USA and World News
  • Having a secret ballot means that there will be no way to audit the results and we will have to trust a system that has known security weaknesses to tell us who won.
  • Pawar called for an election of the parliamentary party leader by secret ballot.
  • This is done by secret ballot under a single transferable vote system. Times, Sunday Times
  • The secret ballot gave these students their first free opportunity to express opposition.
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