In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(system of voting)votación feminineto decide by ballot — decidir por votación
- Britain's firefighters voted to hold a ballot for strike action today.
- Voting by ballot in Division elections shall be conducted by mail and shall include the option of electronic means as provided for by the Board of Directors.
- A person's membership may be revoked for cause, other than nonpayment of dues, by a two-thirds vote by ballot of the Board of Directors.
- In addition to pay, there are also strike ballots over safety, victimisation of union reps and other issues.
- While out of office, he campaigned for further reforms, including vote by ballot, household suffrage, and triennial parliaments, embarrassing the Whig ministers.
- And residents will have to choose from a huge 15 nominations for councillor positions when they vote by ballot.
- Almost two out of three who voted in a preliminary ballot said they would strike over plans by Essex County Council to make the changes in September.
- The workers are to begin voting in a strike ballot on January 25, following their rejection of a proposed two-year wage deal from the company.
- Teachers in four other schools are to hold consultative strike ballots over the same issue.
- The questions to be answered are selected by groups of practicing family physicians who vote through an online ballot.
- Mixed feelings swell up inside me when I consider the issue of postal ballots in the local elections this year.
- After all the videos were played (All were really great!) the crowd voted by ballot.
- Every district secretary, every regional secretary was elected by ballot.
- There has been a strike ballot over the issue, which closes this week.
- Last July, after negotiations failed to produce any progress, workers overwhelmingly voted in a union ballot to strike.
- Apart from some ‘legislators-at-large’, however, all the legislators were elected by ballot.
- Eurotunnel train drivers are to hold a strike ballot over the issue of trade union recognition, it was announced this week.
- Mental health workers in Manchester have voted for a strike ballot over cuts they claim will kill patients.
- Four local newspaper chapels have now voted for strike ballots.
- Votes in a ballot for strike action are still being counted.
1.2(instance of voting)votación feminineto hold / take a ballot on sth — someter algo a votación
- first/second ballot — primera/segunda votación
1.3(number of votes cast)número de votos masculine
- Debs won 897,000 votes on election day, 6 percent of the ballot before women had the right to vote.
- In our phone poll more than 80 per cent favoured postponing the ballot.
- As of Tuesday morning, the party was still among the top six in the ballot counting, gaining 7.09% of the votes.
- 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.
- At first glance the ballot results might suggest total failure for this Labour strategy - at least on the local election front.
- Voter complaints about being given incorrect ballots and mismatches between ballot totals and the number of people who signed up to vote also surfaced in San Diego.
- In fact the ballot saw 57 per cent of tenants turn out to vote with 76 per cent voting ‘yes’ to the move.
- The turnout from the ballot was reported to be extremely high, possibly up to 80%, with a result due on Friday.
- The union was unable to reveal the level of turnout for the ballot.
- Instead, his vote dropped by over a million votes and in the first round of voting he gained just 34.9 percent of the ballot.
- Morales garnered 21 percent of the ballot to place a surprise second in the presidential race.
- Ray predicted that violations would be rampant during both legislative and presidential elections and during the ballot counting.
- The nut has won the argument and now we need to maximise the turnout in the ballot.
- The demand to reopen the ballot box was sparked by a statement made by three councillors who witnessed the ballot counting.
- Of the 16,000 workers who participated in the ballot, 84.4 percent voted in favor of strike action.
- There was a low turnout in the ballot with just 30 percent of teachers voting.
- His vote share grew and in the Assembly elections he led the party in securing 45 per cent of the ballot.
- With less than 1 percent of ballot votes counted, the U.S.-backed Karzai is ahead with 56 percent of the vote.
- In the ballot for industrial action a majority of 82 percent voted in favour of strike action.
- Punch cards have averaged a residual vote rate of 2.5 percent in presidential elections and 4.7 percent down the ballot.
1.4also ballot paperpapeleta feminineboleta electoral feminine Mexico River Platecarta electoral feminine Venezuela
2British(drawing of lots)sorteo masculineto have a ballot — hacer un sorteo
- Unfortunately being a member does not give you priority on home England matches anymore and you have to enter a ballot to get tickets for away matches.
- Sure, this would allow the organisers to ensure the maximum possible number of visitors to Germany during the World Cup period, but if that's the case it is not a completely fair ticket ballot.
- The Ticket Window, sometimes known as a ticket ballot or lottery, will give every applicant an equal chance of getting seats for individual matches.
- Since we also assume that demand will far outweigh the available allocation of tickets, we will perform a ballot on 31 January 2006 of all orders received.
- 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.
- The Ticket Window random draw ballot for individual matches at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003 is now complete.
- There are 70,000 tickets being allocated by ballot (in pairs).
1(members) invitar a votarto ballot sb on sth — someter algo a la votación de algn
2British(draw lots)to ballot for sth — sortear algo
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