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see ballotballot,
means of voting for candidates for office. The choice may be indicated on or by the ballot forms themselves—e.g., colored balls (hence the term ballot, which is derived from the Italian ballotta,
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; electionelection,
choosing a candidate for office in an organization by the vote of those enfranchised to cast a ballot. General History

In ancient Greek democracies (e.g., Athens) public officials were occasionally elected but more often were chosen by lot.
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; franchisefranchise,
in government, a right specifically conferred on a group or individual by a government, especially the privilege conferred by a municipality on a corporation of operating public utilities, such as electricity, telephone, and bus services.
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; votingvoting,
method of registering collective approval or disapproval of a person or a proposal. The term generally refers to the process by which citizens choose candidates for public office or decide political questions submitted to them.
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; woman suffragewoman suffrage,
the right of women to vote. Throughout the latter part of the 19th cent. the issue of women's voting rights was an important phase of feminism. In the United States

It was first seriously proposed in the United States at Seneca Falls, N.Y.
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the right to vote in elections.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000


1. the right to vote, esp in public elections; franchise
2. the exercise of such a right; casting a vote
3. a supporting vote
4. a prayer, esp a short intercessory prayer
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Based on QoS level, it uses sufferage heuristic to assign the tasks to a machine [24].
DEEDS not words' was the motto of the National Union of Women's Sufferage.
National American Woman's Sufferage Association: Banaszak 1996; *Lemons 1973, 52-3.
The options are complex but ultimately, possibly in little more than a generation, both the chief executive and the council will be elected by univeral sufferage, an interesting prospect since 60 per cent of the popular vote at last year's legislature elections was China-sceptic and pro-democracy.
The political turmoil raised by the demands of black nationalism could not be appeased by paternal reforming policies while the issue of universal sufferage remained unaddressed.
Carlyle, Lord Rector of Edinburgh University; Mill elected to Parliament, aligned with radicals he urged extension of sufferage to women