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Ballot box

a receptacle for voters’ ballots.
a system or instance of voting by ballot.
Contemporary Examples

The only question now is whether evangelical voters are ready to make the same choice at the ballot box.
Pawlenty’s Pastor Problem McKay Coppins July 11, 2011

Just go to your ballot box, close your eyes, and vote for me whether you like it or not.
What If Mitt Romney Said What He Really Thought Thursday Night Matt Latimer August 29, 2012

The GOP went all out to try to stop the marriage equality movement at the ballot box this year.
For Republicans, Election Is a Last Stand Against Gay Marriage Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza November 2, 2012

In Ohio, the Tea Party vs. the Establishment battle has played out in the backrooms as well as at the ballot box.
In the Buckeye State, the Tea Party Bucks the Establishment Republican Governor David Freedlander January 1, 2014

Imagine if Bob Woodward had set aside his Watergate reporting and decided to battle Richard Nixon at the ballot box.
McCain’s New Nemesis Samuel P. Jacobs May 11, 2010

Historical Examples

Policemen are respectfully guiding them all to the ballot box.
The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV Various

We’ve got to unite at the ballot box; what’s the use of our order if we don’t?
A Spoil of Office Hamlin Garland

This decision of the ballot box proved clearly that this party were in the majority, and removed the danger of civil war.
A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents James D. Richardson

If it continue, it will be because they shall will it, and express that will at the ballot box.
The Slavery Question John Lawrence

If you all wanted anybody to stuff the ballot box or swear to false returns, I have been your man.
The Hindered Hand Sutton E. Griggs

a box into which ballot papers are dropped after voting

Related Terms

stuff the ballot box


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