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ballot

Pronunciation: /ˈbælət/

Translation of ballot in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (system of voting) votación (feminine) to decide by ballot decidir por votación
    Example sentences
    • Every district secretary, every regional secretary was elected by ballot.
    • Teachers in four other schools are to hold consultative strike ballots over the same issue.
    • Eurotunnel train drivers are to hold a strike ballot over the issue of trade union recognition, it was announced this week.
    1.2 countable/numerable (instance of voting) votación (feminine) to hold o take a ballot on sth someter algo a votación first/second ballot primera/segunda votación 1.3 countable/numerable (number of votes cast) número (masculine) de votos
    Example sentences
    • The turnout for the ballot was 68 per cent, and of those, the vote was 2,947 in favour of action and 2,246 against.
    • There was a low turnout in the ballot with just 30 percent of teachers voting.
    • With less than 1 percent of ballot votes counted, the U.S.-backed Karzai is ahead with 56 percent of the vote.
    1.4 countable/numerable ballot (paper) papeleta (feminine), boleta (feminine) electoral (Mexico/México) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) , carta (feminine) electoral (Venezuela)
  • 2 countable/numerable (drawing of lots) (British English/inglés británico) sorteo (masculine) to have a ballot hacer* un sorteo
    Example sentences
    • The Ticket Window, sometimes known as a ticket ballot or lottery, will give every applicant an equal chance of getting seats for individual matches.
    • Now they are holding a ballot to decide which of the villains will win the dubious honour of having his or her effigy burned on a Guy Fawkes bonfire next month.
    • Maureen was one of 1,000 lucky people to have won tickets for the event in a competition ballot, and among an estimated 200 to have seen both events.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [members] invitar a votar to ballot sb on sth someter algo a la votación de algn

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (vote) votar 1.2 (draw lots) (British English/inglés británico) to ballot for sth sortear algo

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