Translation of ballot in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 uncountable (system of voting) to decide by ballotdecidir por votaciónExample sentences1.2 countable (instance of voting) to hold o take a ballot on something
someter algo a votaciónfirst/second ballotprimera/segunda votación1.3 countable (number of votes cast)número (masculine) de votosExample sentences1.4 countableballot (paper)
- 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.
boleta (feminine) electoral (Mexico) (River Plate area)
carta (feminine) electoral (Venezuela)
- 2 countable (drawing of lots)(British English)to have a ballot
sorteo (masculine)hacer un sorteoExample 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.
- 1.1 (vote) 1.2 (draw lots) (British English) to ballot
forsomethingsortear algoExample sentences
- 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.
- 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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