On the first ballot Lincoln received only 102 votes to 1732 for Seward.
This policy took definite shape in 1297, when the Doge Pietro Gradenigo proposed and carried the following measure: the supreme court, the Quarantia, was called upon to ballot, one by one, the names of all who for the last four years had held a seat in the great council created in 1171.
Vote is by ballot, and one member is elected by (approximately) every 150,000 inhabitants.
On the second ballot Lincoln received 181 votes to Seward's 1842.
(2) The enactment in most of the states of the Australian or secret ballot laws.