LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||19/MAR/2010 1:28 AM|
|Assunto:||Voto em branco|
Twenty club members participated in the election. Eight voted for Fred, seven voted for Sally, and five abstained (there were five abstentions).
I´ve never heard of a "blank vote" in English. I am not saying it´s impossible, but...
If all members of a club must agree on something (such as the acceptance of a new member), sometimes black and white balls are used. Each member is given a choice of colors, and he places the color he chooses into a hole in a box. Nobody can see how he has voted, which color he has placed into the box. Later, when the balls are examined, they must all be white to approve the decision. The presence of even one black ball means the matter has not been accepted. If someone or something has been "blackballed", he or it has not been approved.
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