secret ballot

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a vote in which each person's choice is secret but the totaled votes are public

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Admittedly, procedure of secret ballot could also be used by dishonest individuals or vested interests to serve their ulterior ends and purposes however, yet it does not make a compelling case for its abandonment in favor of show of hand.
This time around, most of the criticism is directed towards the secret ballot. The argument being that it creates a conducive environment for manipulating, bribing, and pressurising senators to betray their own political parties.
New move to be tabled after amending rules about secret ballot for voting
Without a secret ballot, I would have been afraid to vote differently from my superiors, and I feel sure that they would have been afraid to allow the people they supervised to vote differently from their superiors in the Defense Department (and indeed the commander-in-chief).
Prior to adoption of the secret ballot, elections were held
This effect of the secret ballot, however, may be overstated.
He said Article 226 of the Constitution mandated that all elections would be held through secret ballot except of the prime minister and the chief minister of a province.
They lamented that even though the laws being used for the election clearly spelt out the secret ballot system, many of the voters displayed their votes on the front row, right in front of the Clerk, to prove to Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila and his supporters that they voted for him.
The mayor then called for a vote to be taken to elect a deputy mayor for the year ahead and once again a secret ballot was proposed, and supported by councillors - with Councillor Steven Bletsoe being elected.
The election was held through secret ballot in which Kamal secured 39 votes against his rival candidate Muttahida Majlis-Amal (MMA) MPA Mir Younus Aziz Zehri who received 20 votes.
The newly-elected MNAs cast votes for their desired candidates through a secret ballot earlier during the voting.
The ECP rules dictate that voting on the day of the elections should be done through a secret ballot. Cellphones and other electronic devices are also not allowed into the provincial assembly after commencement of the voting process.
Muscat: The Board of Directors of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) in all the governorates of the Sultanate will meet today to elect a chairman and a deputy to the board of directors of each branch by secret ballot at the OCCI headquarters under the supervision of the Election Committee of OCCI.
Parliament approved the candidacy of Deputy PM Tolkunbek Abdygulov for the post of the Chairman of the National Bank of Kyrgyzstan (NBKR) in a secret ballot voting, Tazabek correspondents reported.