Definition of second ballot in English:

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second ballot

Pronunciation: /ˌsekənd ˈbalət/


A further ballot held to confirm the selection of a candidate where a previous ballot did not yield an absolute majority.
Example sentences
  • If Davis is recalled, the candidate receiving the most votes in the second ballot will be installed immediately as governor.
  • These were won by the leader of the opposition, Albert Zafy, with almost two-thirds of the vote in the second ballot.
  • For the first time in Senegal's history the elections were forced to a second ballot, as Diouf failed to obtain a vote of over 50 percent.
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