Australian ballot
 n.— «An Australian ballot/closed vote followed and the tally was 50-20 in favor of tabling the articles.…While many lawmakers, and other interested parties, are paying close attention to whether school budgets are passed, others are watching whether communities choose what is known as Australian balloting over traditional floor discussion and votes.» —“Town Meeting Day—early roundup” by Shay Totten, Christian Avard Vermont Guardian (Winooski, Vermont) Mar. 6, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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