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stuff the ballot box

to fill a ballot box with illegal votes or with more votes than the number of actual voters. The politician was charged with stuffing the ballot box. The ballot box was stuffed with lots of votes for the crooked politician.
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stuff the ballot box

Put fraudulent votes in a ballot box, or otherwise cheat in an election. For example, The only way he'll win is if we stuff the ballot box. [Second half of 1800s]
See also: box, stuff
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Another retail vote fraud technique, this one used by vote counters, is "the short pencil"--where a vote counter conceals pencil lead under a fingernail to make additional marks on a ballot in order to invalidate one or more votes by causing "over-votes.
Providing a "federal" provisional ballot for Presidential and Congressional races is one way of assuring that no voter is disenfranchised for going to the "wrong" polling place.
Around 400 ballot papers returned because witness declarations not yet signed.
The devices range from high-tech electronic vote counters that record choices on magnetic disks, to punch-card ballots, in which a stylus is used to punch a hole next to a candidate's name (see chart, page 15).
The use of an independent counter will be continued, and all ballots, envelopes and any other material received will be retained for three years from the last day on which AICPA members may submit ballots.
When voters cast their vote through the mail, the ReliaVote Inbound Mail Ballot processing equipment promotes accountability with sorting and data capture equipment.
Oregon has proven to be one of the most progressive states in the country by upgrading their voting systems to the most technologically advanced in the country," said Larry Moore, CEO of Clear Ballot.
According to the IEC, these ballot boxes were identified through the National Tally Centre Database, which recorded preliminary results as announced by the IEC.
Ballots can be invalidated by stray marks or failure to follow directions, and VBM offers new opportunities for election sabotage.
County officials could not explain why so many voters cast late absentee ballots, guessing it might have had something to do with the ballot's length and complication.
Those flaws included technological ones, such as confusing ballot layouts and balky punchcard ballots (remember "butterfly ballots" and "hanging chads") that made many voters' intentions uncertain.
Lopez, the IFE reported the PREP count after ten thousand ballot boxes had been tallied; no incremental count had been provided during this initial phase.
No absentee ballot, no touch screen, no risk of a software glitch to cancel -- or skew -- his vote.
The way we do it up north is that each voter receives a ballot, enters a voting booth, marks the ballot with the necessary check mark or marks (using a soft pencil provided), folds the ballot, exits the booth, and puts the ballot in a ballot box.