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Politics

An acclamation is a form of election not using a ballot. The most frequent type of acclamation is a voice vote, in which the voting group is asked who favors and who opposes the proposed candidate. In the event of a lack of opposition, the candidate is considered elected. An election is a process in which a vote is held to elect candidates to an office. ... A ballot is a device used to record choices made by voters. ... A voice vote is a vote taken on a topic where the participants respond to a question with yea (yes), nay (no), or present (abstain). ...


It is most commonly involved with papal elections, parliamentary decisions, and United States conventions nomination processes. The Pope is the Catholic Bishop and patriarch of Rome, and head of the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Catholic Churches. ... Speeches by important party figures are key features of the convention; here, former President Jimmy Carter speaks at the 2004 Democratic National Convention A U.S. presidential nominating convention is held every four years in the United States by the political parties who will be fielding nominees in the upcoming...


In Canada, a candidate for a parliamentary or legislative position is said to be elected by acclamation if he or she has no opponents for the seat, an eventuality that rarely occurs except for legislative elections in the northern territories. The Canadian Arctic is a vast region of northern Canada. ...


Religion

In liturgical Christian Churches, the Acclamations are the opening sentences at the beginning of the Eucharist. The Eucharist is either the Christian sacrament of consecrated bread and wine or the ritual surrounding it. ...


References

  • John N. Wall. A Dictionary for Episcopalians. Cambridge, MA: Cowley Publications, 2000.

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Acclamation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (260 words)
An acclamation is a form of election not using a ballot.
In Canada, a candidate for a parliamentary, legislative or municipal position is said to be elected by acclamation if he or she has no opponents for the seat, an eventuality that rarely occurs except for legislative elections in the northern territories and municipal elections.
The last instance of an acclamation in an election to the Canadian House of Commons was in 1957 when George Henry Doucett was acclaimed in a by-election following the death of his predecessor.
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