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Australian ballot


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Australian ballot (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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In literature:

Within eight years thirty-eight States and two Territories had adopted the Australian or blanket ballot in some modified form.
"The Boss and the Machine" by Samuel P. Orth
They used to have the Australian Ballot System.
"Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives" by Work Projects Administration
"Elements of Civil Government" by Alexander L. Peterman
Describe the Australian ballot and the abuses against which it is directed.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
No secret ballot or Australian system guarded the independence of the voter.
"Beginnings of the American People" by Carl Lotus Becker
A stronghold of political corruption was assaulted from 1888 to 1894 by a hopeful measure known as the "Australian" ballot.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
About 1890 the use of the Australian ballot system became general, and thus the purchase of votes became more difficult.
"History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
We have the Australian ballot law and the same old earth smelling to the same old Heaven.
"The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays" by Ambrose Bierce
Iowa adopted the Australian ballot system in 1892; Alabama and Kansas in 1893; Virginia in 1894; Florida in 1895; and Louisiana and Utah in 1896.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
The progress of the Australian ballot reform must be traced through the periodicals, as it has no good history.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
They have learned since that the Australian ballot is not so intricate that any one who can read and write need stand in awe of it.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
The Australian ballot was introduced in 1891.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
The Australian ballot was adopted in 1889.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4" by Various
An Australian ballot law was passed in 1891.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3" by Various
The Australian ballot was introduced in 1893.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various

In news:

Asking for permission to set up an Australian-ballot vote regarding the middle school on Town Meeting day.
When those ballots were counted, the Australian-ballot proposal was voted down by a 28-26 vote.
Some claim that Australian ballot dealt death blow.