Paper ballot

1. A piece of paper, or multiple sheets of paper, on which all contest options of a given ballot style are printed.

Source: Election Terminology Glossary - Draft, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST),

2. Voters generally complete their paper ballots in the privacy of a voting booth and record their choices by placing marks in boxes corresponding to the candidates’ names and the ballot issues. After making their choices, voters drop the ballots into sealed ballot boxes. Paper ballots are manually counted and tabulated.

Source: ELECTIONS: The Nation’s Evolving Election System as Reflected in the November 2004 General Election, U.S. Government Accountability Office,