|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|If the voting tablet is pleasing to the people, which holds up to view the countenance, while it conceals the intentions, and gives a man liberty to do what he wishes, but to promise what is asked of him; why do you wish that to be used in a court of justice which is not done at the comitia?|
Cicero.Cn. Planc. 6. (The comitia in ancient Rome were assemblies of the people.)
|I am of the same opinion as you have always been, that open viva voce voting is the best method at elections.|
Cicero.De Legibus, 3, 15.
|The noise and jollity of a ballot mob must be such as the very devils would look on with delighta set of deceitful wretchesa wholesale bacchanalian frauda posse comitatus of liars.|
The Rev. Sidney Smith. Wit and Wisdom. 3rd Ed., p. 205. (Longman.)