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ballot label
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ballot layout
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ballot marking device
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ballot measure (1) A question that appears on the ballot for approval or rejection. (2) A contest on a ballot where the voter may vote yes or no.
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ballot order
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ballot pamphlet
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ballot pickup
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ballot position A specific place in a ballot where a voter's selection for a particular contest may be indicated. Positions may be connected to row and column numbers on the face of a voting machine or ballot, particular bit positions in a binary record of a ballot (for example, an electronic ballot image), the equivalent in some other form. Ballot positions are bound to specific contests and candidate names by the ballot configuration.
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ballot preparation Selecting the specific contests and questions to be contained in a ballot format and related instructions; preparing and testing election-specific software containing these selections; producing all possible ballot formats; and validating the correctness of ballot materials and software containing these selections for an upcoming election.
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ballot production Process of generating ballots for presentation to voters, e.g., printing paper ballots or configuring the ballot presentation on a DRE.
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ballot question
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ballot rotation Process of varying the order of the candidate names within a given contest.
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ballot scanner Device used to read the voter selection data from a paper ballot or ballot card.
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ballot stub
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ballot style

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