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22 JULY 2018

XII LEGISLATURE

Dictionary of terms

General terms

Ballot.

Procedure whereby collegiate bodies adopt decisions. In the case of Parliament, its status as a deliberative body means that it is normally preceded by a debate about the matter that will be put to the vote. There are various ballot or voting systems: electronic (which is usually used), roll call, standing and seated numbers, assent, etc. In turn, roll call ballots can be public or secret.