place a Measure on the ballot

02:34 Jan 12, 2020
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law (general)
English term or phrase: place a Measure on the ballot
Context:
The Council voted to place Measure A on the ballot.
Nam Vo
Vietnam
Local time: 08:41


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4 +5let voters vote on a proposed plan or law
Alice L Yang
4 +1submit a legislative proposal to popular suffrage
MARK ROBERTSON
4to put Measure A to the vote
AllegroTrans


  

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place a measure on the ballot
let voters vote on a proposed plan or law


Explanation:
A measure = a plan or a course of action; ballot = device or paper used for voting, or the voting system. To put something on the ballot means to put it up for a vote.

Example sentence(s):
  • States that permit indirect constitutional amendments, like Mississippi, permit legislators to propose an alternative amendment which is placed on the ballot alongside the direct citizen proposal.
Alice L Yang
United States
Local time: 20:41
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  philgoddard
1 hr

agree  Tina Vonhof
12 hrs

agree  AllegroTrans: Bear in mind that the "voters" may simply be the members of the Council
13 hrs

agree  Woodstock
1 day 4 hrs

agree  Yvonne Gallagher: of course, but more informal in register than source text and with AT
1 day 9 hrs
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8 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
place a measure on the ballot
submit a legislative proposal to popular suffrage


Explanation:
legislative proposal: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/example/english/legislative...

ballot: A ballot is a device used to cast votes in an election, and may be a piece of paper or a small ball used in secret voting.[1] It was originally a small ball (see blackballing) used to record decisions made by voters.

Each voter uses one ballot, and ballots are not shared. In the simplest elections, a ballot may be a simple scrap of paper on which each voter writes in the name of a candidate, but governmental elections use preprinted ballots to protect the secrecy of the votes. The voter casts their ballot in a box at a polling station.

In British English, this is usually called a "ballot paper".[2] The word ballot is used for an election process within an organization (such as a trade union "holding a ballot" of its members).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballot


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suffrage

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Note added at 1 día 14 horas (2020-01-13 16:50:29 GMT)
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In the United States, a ballot measure is a law, issue, or question that appears on a state or local ballot for voters to decide. This page provides an overview of the different types of ballot measures, including:

Citizen-initiated ballot measures
Legislatively referred ballot measures
Other types of ballot measures
There have been statewide ballot measures in each of the 50 states. Citizens can collect signatures to place laws on the ballot in 26 states. Changing a state constitution requires a ballot measure, whether a citizen or legislative proposal, in 49 states. Delaware, where no public vote is required for the legislature to amend the state constitution, is the exception. The following map illustrates which states provide for an initiative process.

https://ballotpedia.org/Ballot_measure

MARK ROBERTSON
Local time: 01:41
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 32

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  philgoddard: This is just a reworded version of Alice's answer.
2 hrs
  -> This is an EN » EN question. I reworked the meaning of the source phrase using the appropriate technical terms, in order to raise the level of formality.

neutral  AllegroTrans: This is over-translation. Also bear in mind that the "voters" may simply be the members of the Council, not the public // your reference doesn't establish anything as we have no idea what kind of a council this is
6 hrs
  -> 1. Thank you for your in-put. 2. See my reference on your "voters" point.

agree  Yvonne Gallagher: yes, it's an En-En question so register should match, though in many cases the asker is just looking for an explanation as they need to translate OUT OF English
1 day 1 hr
  -> Thank you.
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1 day 20 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
place a measure on the ballot
to put Measure A to the vote


Explanation:
We have no idea here what this council is so I would not even refer to "voters"
This could be (1) a local council that is going to hold some form of referendum (2) the council of a club, institution, charity, foundation etc. etc. that is going to hold a ballot of its members (3) Any one of a number of other possibilities

Asker please don't jump to conclusions

AllegroTrans
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