There are 2 translations of ballot in Spanish:

ballot1

Pronunciation: /ˈbælət/

n

  • 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (system of voting) votación (feminine) to decide by ballot decidir por votación (before noun/delante del nombre) ballot box urna (feminine)
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    • 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
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    • 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 (f), boleta (f) electoral (Mexico, River Plate area/México, 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
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    • 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.

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There are 2 translations of ballot in Spanish:

ballot2

vt

  • [members] invitar a votar to ballot sb on sth someter algo a la votación de algn
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    • Last April's NUT annual conference unanimously voted to ballot members on a boycott of the SAT's.
    • Union members were balloted and voted for the one-day strike next Wednesday.
    • At its annual conference in April, the National Union of Teachers voted to ballot its members on boycotting the testing of pupils at ages seven, 11 and 14 in England.

vi

  • 1.1 (vote) votar 1.2 (draw lots) (British English/inglés británico) to ballot for sth sortear algo
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    • Firefighters in York have voted unanimously to ballot for county-wide strike action in protest at the controversial sacking of a colleague.
    • Cabin crew will ballot for industrial action this week.
    • A mass meeting of over 500 Unison members held at the end of November voted unanimously to ballot for further action in support of the social workers.

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Word of the day plana
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Cultural fact of the day

The Basque autonomous police force is called Ertzaintza. Its members, called ertzainas, wear a uniform of red sweaters and berets, and white jackets. Despite the Ertzaintza's wide range of responsibilities, the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional still operate in the Basque Country.