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ballot ballot Description, The official presentation of all of the contests to be decided in a particular election. Version 1.0 Volume I: Voting System Performance Guidelines Appendix A: Glossary A-5
ballot access ballot access Description,
ballot board ballot board Description,
ballot box ballot box Description,
ballot card ballot card Description,
ballot cast ballot cast Description,
ballot configuration ballot configuration Description, Particular set of contests to appear on the ballot for a particular election district, their order, the list of ballot positions for each contest, and the binding of candidate names to ballot positions.
ballot counter ballot counter Description, Process in a voting device that counts the votes cast in an election.
ballot counting logic ballot counting logic Description, The software logic that defines the combinations of voter choices that are valid and invalid on a given ballot and that determines how the vote choices are totaled in a given election.
ballot demonstration station ballot demonstration station Description,
ballot envelope ballot envelope Description,
ballot format ballot format Description, The concrete presentation of the contents of a ballot appropriate to the particular voting technology being used. The contents may be rendered using various methods of presentation (visual or audio), language or graphics.
ballot image ballot image Description, Electronically produced record of all votes cast by a single voter.
ballot instructions ballot instructions Description, Information provided to the voter during the voting session that describes the procedure for executing a ballot. Such material may (but need not) appear directly on the ballot.
ballot issuing station ballot issuing station Description,
ballot label ballot label Description,
ballot layout ballot layout Description,
ballot marking device ballot marking device Description,
ballot measure ballot measure Description, (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.
ballot order ballot order Description,

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