Society and Civilization
Elections and Voting

What is secret ballot and what is its significance?

Answer

Wiki User
06/15/2011

a secret ballot is a ballot (or vote) when your (or your elected representatives') vote is a secret. I.e. no-one knows what he/she voted for.

It is significant because it allows the vote to retain the knowledge of what they voted for and they can choose to divulge it or keep it a secret if they want