Massachusetts Ballot Law and Legal Definition

Massachusetts ballot refers to a ballot in which, under each office, the names of candidates and party designations are printed in alphabetical order. Massachusetts ballot is characterized by a variety of safeguards designed to maintain secrecy in voting. It is also known as Australian ballot. [Council for Employment & Economic Energy Use v. WHDH Corp., 580 F.2d 9 (1st Cir. Mass. 1978)].