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    #1

    Post Vote/Ballot

    There is voting going on:


    "One hundred votes have been cast."

    "One hundred ballots have been cast."



    How are "vote" and "ballot" different?

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    #2

    Re: Vote/Ballot

    "Ballots" are the pieces of paper that a voter marks when he votes. Votes are marked on the ballots.

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    #3

    Re: Vote/Ballot

    In Br English the ballot is the event and the vote is an individual's contribution to the event. But over the last 20-odd years speakers of Br English have been tending to use these Am E definitions ( Or perhaps I've just spent 20 years coming to terms with reality! )

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