On the first ballot Lincoln received only 102 votes to 1732 for Seward.
This policy took definite shape in 1297, when the Doge Pietro Gradenigo proposed and carried the following measure: the supreme court, the Quarantia, was called upon to ballot, one by one, the names of all who for the last four years had held a seat in the great council created in 1171.
Vote is by ballot, and one member is elected by (approximately) every 150,000 inhabitants.
On the second ballot Lincoln received 181 votes to Seward's 1842.
(2) The enactment in most of the states of the Australian or secret ballot laws.
The syndic of each commune is elected by ballot by the communal council from among its own members.
They passed a law adopting the ballot in 1877, but at the election of the following year a Liberal majority was returned.
Mill and Bentham, whose chief principles were representative government, vote by ballot, the abolition of a state church, frequent elections.
The Australian ballot was introduced in 1891.
The recruiting superintending committee, travelling through districts, supervise every ballot, and work under stringent rules which render systematic bribery difficult.
I been casting my ballot that way since Roosevelt and I'll keep doing so—even if you do cancel out my vote every dang election.
The fifty-eight members of the Bundesrat are nominated by the governments of the individual states for each session; while the members of the Reichstag are elected by universal suffrage and ballot for the term of five years.
Brisson, who had had a majority of votes on the first ballot, but had failed to obtain an absolute majority.
The Australian or " Massachusetts " ballot, adopted in 1891 under a law which fails to require personal registration, by a provision like that in Nebraska makes it easy to vote a straight ticket; party names are arranged on the ballot according to the number of votes secured by each party at the last preceding election.
The syndics (or mayors) are now elected by a secret ballot of the communal council, though they are still government officials.
At the Republican convention held in Chicago, in June, Mr Taft was nominated on the first ballot, receiving 702 out of 980 votes cast.
The victory of the Radicals resulted in the establishment of a railway rate commission, based upon a constitutional amendment of 1890 and a statute of 1891, the passage of an alien land law in 1891, which was declared unconstitutional and amended in 1892, the adoption of the Australiaw ballot system for cities and towns of more than io,000 inhabitants (1892), the retirement of Roger Q.
It may now be safely affirmed that in the majority of states the elections are honestly conducted; that intimidation, bribery, stuffing of the ballot boxes or other forms of corruption, when they exist, are owing in large measure to temporary or local causes; and that the tendency of recent years has been towards a decrease in all forms of corruption.
He was a candidate for the Republican nomination for the presidency in 1876, and at the national convention of his party received 124 votes on the first ballot; the nomination, however, finally went to Rutherford B.
On the third ballot the 502 votes formerly given to Simon Cameron' were given to Lincoln, who received 2312 votes to 180 for Seward, and without taking another ballot enough votes were changed to make Lincoln's total 354 (2 33 being necessary for a choice) and the nomination was then made unanimeus.
Senators were chosen by a college of fifteen electors elected in the same manner as the delegates, and the governor by a joint ballot of the two houses of assembly.
Under the Massachusetts law, which is considered the best by reformers, the names of candidates for each office are arranged alphabetically on a " blanket " ballot, as it is called from its size, and the elector places a mark opposite the names of such candidates as he may wish to vote for.
An official blanket ballot containing the names of the candidates.
The vote of the doctors present was taken by ballot, and the fate of the candidate was determined by the majority.
The constitution requires that all elections be by ballot, and the Australian ballot system was adopted in 1891; registration is required in cities having a population of 11,800 or more.
Other executive officers are a treasurer, elected by joint ballot of the General Assembly for a term of two years, a comptroller elected by popular vote for a similar term, and an attorney-general elected by popular vote for four years.
The secrecy of the ballot is ensured by special regulations passed on the 28th of April 1903.
On the first ballot he received 651 votes (493 being necessary for choice), 39 of these being from his own state.
These have led to the secrecy of the ballot, and hence to a greater or less extent have prevented intimidation and bribery.
The Ballot Act of 1872 did away with this public declaration of the nomination.
The House of Burgesses consists of 160 members, of whom 80 are elected in secret ballot by the direct suffrages of all tax-paying citizens, 40 by the owners of house-property within the city (also by ballot), and the remaining 40, by ballot also, by the so-called "notables," i.e.
Still other states allow the grouping on one ballot of all the candidates of a single party, and there would be therefore as many separate ballots in such states as there were parties in the "field.
Between the casting of the first and the thirty-third ballot, Garfield, who was the leader of Sherman's adherents in the convention, had sometimes received one or two votes and at other times none.
In case of the death, resignation or other disability of the governor, the president of the Senate acts as governor, and in case of his incapability the Speaker of the House of Delegates; and these two failing, the legislature on joint ballot elects an acting governor.
He was elected to the state House of Representatives, from which he immediately resigned to become a candidate for United States senator from Illinois, to succeed James Shields, a Democrat; but five opposition members, of Democratic antecedents, refused to vote for Lincoln (on the second ballot he received 47 votes-50 being necessary to elect) and he turned the votes which he controlled over to Lyman Trumbull, who was opposed to the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and thus secured the defeat of Joel Aldrich Matteson (1808-1883), who favoured this act and who on the eighth ballot had received 47 votes to 35 for Trumbull and 15 for Lincoln.
In February 1793 the Convention decreed a levy on the whole of France, and on the eve of the ballot the Vendee, rather than comply with this requisition, broke out in insurrection.
Elections are by Australian ballot; the constitution prescribes that no law shall " be enacted whereby the right to vote at any election shall be made to depend upon any previous registration of the elector's name " (extremely unusual).
Buying, selling or offering to buy or sell a vote has for penalty disfranchisement, and since 1891 the Australian ballot system has been used.
No candidate can be returned unless he obtains more than half the votes given and more than one-sixth of the total number on the register; otherwise a second ballot must be 1898-1899.19021903.
In 1888 an act was passed providing for the use in state elections of a blanket ballot, on which the names of all candidates for each office are arranged alphabetically under the heading of that office, and there is no arrangement in party columns.
secrecy of the ballot.
At the Republican National Convention of 1908 he was nominated vicepresident on the first ballot and was elected on the ticket with William Howard Taft.
On the 24th of February 1867 the constituent diet of the confederation, elected by universal suffrage and the ballot, met in Berlin, and soon accepted in its essential features the constitution submitted to it.
On the first ballot he stood third (with 134 votes); on the seventh ballot second (with 2951 votes); on the twelfth ballot first (with 404 votes); on the thirtieth ballot he dropped to second (with 4002 votes); on the thirty-ninth vote he again stood first (with 4682 votes); and continued to gain thereafter until he was nominated on the forty-fourth ballot.
In 1880 he received sixty-five votes on the first ballot for the presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention at Cincinnati.
On the eighth ballot he received 1331 votes, on the ninth 3742 votes, and on the tenth he secured the nomination with 6922 votes, the result being due largely to the support of certain influential U.S. Senators, delegates to the convention, who hoped that as president he would be amenable to the Senate.
In the college itself the voting - secret and by ballot throughout - is by majority; and since this majority consists, under the actual system, of very conservative elements (the landowners and urban delegates having 8ths of the votes), the progressive elements - however much they might preponderate in the country - would have no chance of representation at all save for the curious provision that one member at least in each government must be chosen from each of the five classes represented in the college.
Members of Council The President called upon the Scrutineer to take the rostrum to announce the results of the Council Election Ballot.
Sabbatical posts is by secret ballot.
strike ballot will start in mid April.
To cure corruption in the senate the ballot was introduced at elections to magistracies.
There is no suggestion that any proposal to record the return of a postal vote would affect the secrecy of the ballot.
The turnout in a postal ballot was 66 per cent, the highest ever in a postal pilot.
The state governments are autonomous and consist of legislative assemblies composed of deputies elected by ballot for a period of three years (Const.
A chief (ober-) and second (zweiter-) burgomaster, the first of whom bears the title of "Magnificence," chosen annually in secret ballot, preside over the meetings of the Senate, and are usually jurists.
A commission of three was appointed to submit further names for ballot.
The members were in number confined to that of the letters in the alphabet; and when any vacancy happened it was filled up by ballot.
At the opening of the Thirty-Fourth Congress the anti-Nebraska men gradually united in supporting Banks for speaker, and after one of the bitterest and most protracted speakership contests in the history of congress, lasting from the 3rd of December 1855 to the 2nd of February 1856, he was chosen on the 133rd ballot.
He maintained the connexion of church and state, and opposed triennial parliaments and the ballot.
At the convention in Chicago on the 10th of May 1868 he was unanimously nominated on the first ballot.
In January 1852 the legislature of New Hampshire proposed him as a candidate for the presidency, and when the Democratic national convention met at Baltimore in the following June the Virginia delegation brought forward his name on the thirty-fifth ballot.
The perception of these difficulties has evoked a movement for what is called a short ballot.
There is a similar committee system, but the Senate committees and their chairmen are chosen, not by the presiding officer, but by the Senate itself voting by ballot.
(See also BALLOT.)
Cox, nominated on the 44th" ballot.
General considerations later caused the sirdar to allow exemption by payment of (Badalia) 20 before ballot.
Clay, who was speaker of the House of Representatives, and had for years assumed a censorious attitude toward Jackson, cast his influence for Adams and thereby secured his election on the first ballot.
Bain in the Minor Works; see also Ballot.
Reed on the third ballot in the Republican caucus for speaker of the House.
Blaine withdrew his name there was a movement, begun by Republican congressmen, to nominate McKinley, who received 16 votes on the seventh ballot, but passionately refused to be a candidate, considering that his acquiescence would be a breach of faith toward Sherman.
In 1892 McKinley was the permanent president of the National Republican Convention which met in Minneapolis and which renominated Benjamin Harrison on the first ballot, on which James G.
Hanna, and in the National Republican Convention held in St Louis in June he was nominated for the presidency on the first ballot by 661 z out of a total of 906 votes.
When the supporters of Governor Lowden, his chief competitor, were released after the eighth ballot, they swung to Senator Harding, a " dark horse," who was nominated on the tenth ballot, with 6921 votes to 156 for Gen.
In 1839 he was a candidate for the Whig nomination, but by a secret ballot his enemies defeated him in the party convention, held in December of that year, and nominated William Henry, Harrison.
An Australian ballot law was passed in 1891.
Vote by ballot was troduced; the number of members in the assembly was creased to 80, and the franchise was granted to every adult male after six months' residence in any electoral area.
Candidates are nominated in writing by a nomination paper signed by a proposer and seconder, and subscribed by eight other assenting county electors of the division; and in the event of there being more valid nominations than vacancies a poll has to be taken in the manner prescribed by the Ballot Act 1872.
The election is by ballot on the same lines as those prescribed for a municipal election, and the Corrupt Practices Act, the provisions of which have been referred to when dealing with county councils, applies to the elections of district councils.
If a poll is demanded, it must be taken under the Ballot Act, as applied by the rules, and for all practical purposes it may be taken that the election proceeds in the same manner as that of a district council.
The seven members of the council, the secretary of state, the treasurer, the attorney general and the commissioner of agriculture are elected biennially by a joint ballot of the two houses of the legislature, which also elects, one every two years, the three state assessors, whose term is six years.
This board of three members (not more than two of whom may be of the same political party) is elected by a joint ballot of the two houses of the legislature for a term of six years, one member retiring every two years.
of the constitution a majority of the total number of votes cast was required for election; in case no candidate should receive a majority, it was prescribed that the " House of Representatives shall, by ballot, from the persons having the four highest numbers of votes on the lists, if so many there be, elect two persons and make returns of their names to the Senate, of whom the senate shall, by ballot, elect one, who shall be declared the governor."
A form of the Australian ballot with party columns is provided at public expense.
Forster's next important work was in passing the Ballot Act of 1872, but for several years afterwards his life was uneventful.
At the election in June 1908 the number of initiative and referendum measures amounted to nineteen, and the ballot required forty-one separate marks and was over 22 ft.
The Australian ballot was adopted in 1889.
1854), held for a delegate to Congress, some 1700 armed Missourians invaded Kansas and stuffed the ballot boxes; and this intimidation and fraud was practised on a much larger scale in the election of a Territorial legislature in March 1855.
The Australian ballot was introduced in 1893.
There was as yet no secret ballot to set the voter free.
An act of 757 had placed under the direct authority of the crown a militia composed of men selected in each parish by ballot, liable to be called out for active service, and to be placed under military law.
But the act had been supplemented by a series of statutes passed between 1808 and 1812, which had provided a local militia, raised, like the regular militia, by ballot, but, unlike the latter, only liable for service for the suppression of riots, or in the event of imminent invasion.
It is perhaps worth observing that it maintained the machinery of a ballot, but reserved it only in case experience; should prove that it was necessary.
But the Lords ventured to reject a measure for the introduction of the ballot at elections, and refused to proceed with a bill for the abolition of purchase in the army.
In the one case, the Lords in 1872 found it necessary to give way, and to pass the Ballot Bill, which they had rejected in 1871.
The younger Whigs had begun to press for shorter parliaments, for the ballot, for redistribution of political power.
The official ballot is of the blanket type, with names of candidates in party columns, but with no candidate's name repeated on the ballot and with no emblems to mark the party columns.
In 1909 an act was passed permitting county boards to adopt a "coupon" ballot.
a The coupon ballot was proposed for use throughout the state, but was defeated by popular vote in April 1906.
Members of both houses must be over twenty-five years of age, and parliaments are elected for six years; the suffrage is enjoyed by all male citizens over twentyfive years of age, and voting is by ballot.
The Massachusetts ballot which had been in use in1897-1899was again adopted in 1 9 00.
Count Romanones, desiring to educate the electors, had been busy establishing schools; but the sweeping victory of the Liberals at the polls2 was probably far more due to the fact that this was the first election held under Seor Mauras Local Administration Act, and that the ignorant electors, indignant at being forced to vote under penalty of a fine, where they did not spoil their ballot papers, voted against the Conservatives as the authors of their grievance.
P. Ballot y Torres, Grarnatca y apologia de la llengua cathalana (Barcelona, 1815); A.
The secret ballot was adopted in 1891; the use of the voting machines was authorized in 1899; and the nomination of candidates by primaries was made mandatory in 1907.
In 1907, under a direct primary law, the nomination of candidates for United States senator was transferred from the party convention directly to the people; and in 1909 the " Oregon plan " was adopted, whereby each candidate for the legislature must go on record as promising, or not, always to vote for the people's choice for United States senator; on the ballot which bears the name of each candidate for the legislature there appears a statement that he " promises," or that he " will not promise," to vote for the " people's choice."
In the same year the state enacted a law providing for the non-partisan nomination of all judges, of all superintendents of public instruction and of regents of the state university; nominations are by petition, and there is a separate " official non-partisan ballot " bearing the names and addresses of the nominees and the titles of the office for which they are nominated.
Appointed a member of the Directory on the ist of October 1 795, he became its president in 1796, and retired by ballot in 1799.
The secretary of state, the comptroller, and the treasurer are elected by a joint ballot of the Senate and the House of Representatives each for a term of two years; the attorney-general is appointed by the judges of the supreme court for a term of eight years.
Personally, I have to disappoint you again, but if you're taking a vote for any derisive activity, I'll cast my ballot for the boys, just on general principals.
I been casting my ballot that way since Roosevelt and I'll keep doing soâ€”even if you do cancel out my vote every dang election.
Under UK labor laws, industrial action must commence within four weeks of a ballot closing.
The General Council of 25 members is elected annually by individual postal ballot of the members.
It's a spoilt ballot which has been proven time after time to achieve nothing.
The postal ballot shall be issued to all members entitled to vote.
The deal will be voted on in a consultative ballot.
A secret ballot is to be taken on the new proposal, the result of which will be revealed tomorrow.
Return to top " Notice of ballot Notice of an industrial action ballot must be provided by the trade union.
ballot papers were handed in for the election of the National Chairman.
ballot rigging in last November's parliamentary elections.
ballot box, not by banning them.
ballot stuffing, Irish soccer player Ronnie O'Brien led briefly.
The ballot paper must then be sealed in the ballot paper envelope.
There is no derecognition without a ballot but the procedure for holding a derecognition ballot is simplified.
Students in a cross-campus ballot elect these student officers every March.
strike ballot papers will go out from Monday 10 July.
Among many other innovations are the introduction of transparent ballot boxes, and a provision for future introduction of electronic voting.
The large print copy can be taken into the polling booth with you to assist you to mark the ballot paper.
In the end the BNP is only going to be defeated at the ballot box, not by banning them.
Numerous bad practices were highlighted, including an apparently cavalier regard for the verification of ballot papers.
Constitution changes All motions put forward in the ballot to amend the constitution changes All motions put forward in the ballot to amend the constitution were carried by considerably more than the two thirds majority required.
All ballot papers are numbered and have a counterfoil with the same number.
decided by a secret ballot of delegates at the SCP.
defaceed by: Tony Butler | 05 May 2006 at 09:59 AM So defacing a ballot paper is an offense?
elected unopposed through our membership ballot.
elected by direct secret ballot under universal suffrage.
MTV votes on union recognition A postal ballot of MTV staff is going ahead despite a last-minute hitch.
hustings meeting, in a mock ballot, just over 80 percent of the audience backed him.
industrial action must commence within four weeks of a ballot closing.
In this situation, political resolution of the issue by means of an administrative ballot recount seemed infeasible.
By the time of the ballot there may be fewer than thirty prospective jurors in attendance.
Looking for something to distinguish themselves from other leftists, they seized upon the ballot question.
He said the mix-up showed there was a massive potential for fraud in the all-postal ballot...
We must continue to demand socialist policies and oppose opportunism, all the way to the ballot box.
oversubscribed, places will be decided by ballot.
Thus, Harriet Harman remained on the NEC ballot paper despite having failed to be properly nominated by her constituency party.
phoney debate, with local meetings to be held after the ballot papers have been sent out.
postal ballot shall be issued to all members entitled to vote.
Ballot administration Workplace ballots are no longer lawful and consequently all industrial action ballots must be fully postal.
proxy votes are allowed, Each voting fan must sign his own ballot paper.
This comes after a successful strike ballot by the RMT over threats to pensions on the privatized railways.
So at what time the ballot recount might begin, it will be decided by the competent court handling the case.
If it concludes that the ballot was not a paragraph 29 compliant ballot it can order a rerun.
ballot rerun on BBC expenses Last month's vote on a new BBC expenses policy is being run again.
The judges had exposed ballot rigging in last November's parliamentary elections.
ballot secrecy The Act of Parliament introducing the principle of the ' secret ballot ' was first introduced in 1872.
Never fear, however, as for this ballot there'll be no controversial postal voting shenanigans.
successful in the ballot to play the Old Course again the next day.
Parliament is the highest legislative body in the land and is elected by direct universal suffrage and personal secret ballot.
In the event of a ballot being held the chairman shall appoint tellers who nevertheless may vote.
turnout in a postal ballot was 66 per cent, the highest ever in a postal pilot.
unconditional withdrawal from the European Union through the ballot box.
votech of the names submitted must have received the support of two-thirds of the members, voting in a secret ballot.
whipping up racist hatred to profit at the ballot box on June 10th.
After the establishment of responsible government the main questions at issue were the secular as opposed to the religious system of public instruction, protection as opposed to a revenue tariff, vote by ballot, adult suffrage, abolition of transportation and assignment of convicts, and free selection of lands before survey; these, and indeed all.
After a debate lasting nearly two months the Law of Guarantees was adopted in secret ballot on the 21st of March 1871 by 185 votes against 106.
An Australian ballot law was enacted in 1891; the qualifications for electors (adopted in 1896) require that the voter be at least twenty-one years old, that he shall have been a full citizen of the United States for three months prior to the election, and shall have lived in the state six months and in the election district thirty days.
Voting was to be public, as before, on the ground, according to the Preamble, that " the secret ballot protects electors in dependent positions only in so far as they break their promises under the veil of secrecy."
The constitution originally forbade the registration of voters, but an amendment of 1891 permits it in cities having a population of ten thousand or more, and the Australian ballot system was adopted in such cities by an act of the twenty-second legislature in 1892.
Since 1874 the aim has been to bestow suffrage on all male citizens who shall have attained the age of twenty-one years and shall have been inhabitants of the state for one year, but for the protection of the ballot citizenship for ninety days, 2 residence in the county for four months, and in the election district for thirty days next preceding the election are required.
The government was henceforth to be in the hands of a redo nieustajaca, or permanent council of thirty-six members, eighteen senators and eighteen deputies, elected biennially by the sejm in secret ballot, subdivided into the five departments of foreign affairs, police, war, justice and the exchequer, whose principal members and assistants, as well as all other public functionaries, were to have fixed salaries.
Where no candidate receives such a majority the Senate and the House of Representatives by joint ballot choose one of the two having the greatest number.
Elections are now practically everywhere conducted under that system of secret voting, which is called in America the Australian ballot, and~ which is very similar to that used in the United Kingdom since 1872.
In most states the voter is required, when he obtains his ballot at the primary election, to declare to which party he belongs, but sometimes the primary is open and he may vote for any one of the persons who are put forward as desiring to be selected as candidates.
See also the articles Parliament; Representation; Voting; Ballot, &C., and United States: Political Institutions.
As there may be, and generally is, more than one candidate for each office, and as all elections are now, and have been for many years, conducted by ballot, the total number of names to appear on the ballot may be one hundred or may be several hundred.
During Mrs Grote's slow convalescence at Hampstead, he wrote his first published work, the Statement of the Question of Parliamentary Reform (1821), in reply to Sir James Mackintosh's article in the Edinburgh Review, advocating popular representation, vote by ballot and short parliaments.
Ballot rerun on BBC expenses Last month 's vote on a new BBC expenses policy is being run again.
The election to all sabbatical posts is by secret ballot.
Ballot secrecy The Act of Parliament introducing the principle of the ' secret ballot ' was first introduced in 1872.
A Baha'i election is carried out by secret ballot.
Asda 's decision to appeal coincides with the GMB announcement that a national strike ballot will start in mid April.
Imagine our delight when we were successful in the ballot to play the Old Course again the next day.
UKIP 's task remains the same: to secure Britain 's unconditional withdrawal from the European Union through the ballot box.
Each of the names submitted must have received the support of two-thirds of the members, voting in a secret ballot.
The Council proposed to use ballot papers printed on watermarked paper to avoid the need for the traditional stamping instruments.
The BNP are whipping up racist hatred to profit at the ballot box on June 10th.
Months later, a proposal to outlaw gay marriage appeared on the November ballot in that state.
These names were placed on a ballot, which was then submitted to the Academy for final consideration.
These names are placed on the ballot for final consideration, and the final winners are recognized with awards on ceremony day.
This popular interactive feature allows you to cast your ballot in polls posted by All My Children fans.
Nominate between four and eight teachers at the beginning of the week, and leave ballot boxes near the lunch room.
Use the week's ballot totals to determine the winners, then outfit the king and queen at the pep rally with crowns, scepters and capes.
Under this act, in 1902, there was a favourable vote (451,319 to 76,975) for the adoption of measures requisite to securing the election of United States senators by popular and direct vote, and in 1903 the legislature of the state (which in 1891 had asked Congress to submit such an amendment) adopted a joint resolution asking Congress to call a convention to propose such an amendment to the Federal Constitution; in 1904 there was a majority of all the votes cast in the election for an amendment to the primary laws providing that voters may vote at state primaries under the Australian ballot.
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