- 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (system of voting) votación (feminine) to decide by ballot decidir por votaciónMore example sentences1.2 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
More example sentences1.4 countable/numerable ballot (paper) papeleta (feminine), boleta (feminine) electoral (Mexico/México) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) , carta (feminine) electoral (Venezuela)
- 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.
- 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.
- 2 countable/numerable (drawing of lots) (British English/inglés británico) sorteo (masculine) to have a ballot hacer* un sorteoMore 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
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 1.1 (vote) votar 1.2 (draw lots) (British English/inglés británico) to ballot
forsth sortear algo
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