Originally, a ball used for secret voting. Hence: Any printed or written ticket used in voting.
The act of secret voting, whether by balls, written or printed ballots or tickets, or by use of a voting machine; the system of voting secretly.
The whole number of votes cast at an election, or in a given territory or electoral district.
the official list of candidates competing in an election.
A document on which the judge records the decision, the reasons for the decision, and speaker points awarded to each debater.
the decision in a debate round. A judge casts a ballot for either the Aff or the Neg and gives her/his reasons for this decision. Often speaker ranks and points are also given on the ballot.
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The ballot is the form the judge fills out to assign the win, speaker ranks and speaker points.