Ballot box

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A wooden ballot box used circa 1870, now located at the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian Institution

A ballot box is a sealed container for completed ballots, which prevents access to the ballots cast until the ballots are delivered to the official counting location. One goal of a ballot box is to keep each vote anonymous, by preventing tampering with ballots before the official tabulation.