Translation of ballot in Spanish:


votación, n.

Pronunciation /ˈbælət//ˈbalət/


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    • 1.1(system of voting)

      votación feminine
      to decide by ballot decidir por votación
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • In addition to pay, there are also strike ballots over safety, victimisation of union reps and other issues.
      • Four local newspaper chapels have now voted for strike ballots.
      • Votes in a ballot for strike action are still being counted.
      • Mixed feelings swell up inside me when I consider the issue of postal ballots in the local elections this year.
      • Britain's firefighters voted to hold a ballot for strike action today.
      • 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.
      • And residents will have to choose from a huge 15 nominations for councillor positions when they vote by ballot.
      • 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.
      • While out of office, he campaigned for further reforms, including vote by ballot, household suffrage, and triennial parliaments, embarrassing the Whig ministers.
      • The questions to be answered are selected by groups of practicing family physicians who vote through an online ballot.
      • Mental health workers in Manchester have voted for a strike ballot over cuts they claim will kill patients.
      • 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.
      • After all the videos were played (All were really great!) the crowd voted by ballot.
      • There has been a strike ballot over the issue, which closes this week.
      • 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.
      • Last July, after negotiations failed to produce any progress, workers overwhelmingly voted in a union ballot to strike.

    • 1.2(instance of voting)

      votación feminine
      to 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
      • As of Tuesday morning, the party was still among the top six in the ballot counting, gaining 7.09% of the votes.
      • Ray predicted that violations would be rampant during both legislative and presidential elections and during the ballot counting.
      • Punch cards have averaged a residual vote rate of 2.5 percent in presidential elections and 4.7 percent down 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.
      • Debs won 897,000 votes on election day, 6 percent of the ballot before women had the right to vote.
      • 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.
      • In our phone poll more than 80 per cent favoured postponing the ballot.
      • With less than 1 percent of ballot votes counted, the U.S.-backed Karzai is ahead with 56 percent of the vote.
      • The demand to reopen the ballot box was sparked by a statement made by three councillors who witnessed the ballot counting.
      • His vote share grew and in the Assembly elections he led the party in securing 45 per cent of the ballot.
      • There was a low turnout in the ballot with just 30 percent of teachers voting.
      • The nut has won the argument and now we need to maximise the turnout in the ballot.
      • The turnout from the ballot was reported to be extremely high, possibly up to 80%, with a result due on Friday.
      • Of the 16,000 workers who participated in the ballot, 84.4 percent voted in favor of strike action.
      • 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.
      • Morales garnered 21 percent of the ballot to place a surprise second in the presidential race.
      • At first glance the ballot results might suggest total failure for this Labour strategy - at least on the local election front.
      • In the ballot for industrial action a majority of 82 percent voted in favour of strike action.
      • The union was unable to reveal the level of turnout for the ballot.

    • 1.4also ballot paper

      papeleta feminine
      boleta electoral feminine Mexico River Plate
      carta electoral feminine Venezuela

  • 2British

    (drawing of lots)
    sorteo masculine
    to have a ballot hacer un sorteo
    • There are 70,000 tickets being allocated by ballot (in pairs).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The Ticket Window, sometimes known as a ticket ballot or lottery, will give every applicant an equal chance of getting seats for individual matches.
    • 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.
    • 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.

transitive verb

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    (members) invitar a votar
    to ballot sb on sth someter algo a la votación de algn
    • Every time the members have been balloted they have come back more strongly in favour of action.
    • The PPTA is currently balloting its 14,400 members on government moves to take a 16-month dispute over pay and workloads into arbitration.
    • Their members are being balloted for action and the result was expected on Friday of this week.
    • The drivers' union ASLEF is preparing to ballot its members for a 48-hour strike.
    • Last April's NUT annual conference unanimously voted to ballot members on a boycott of the SAT's.
    • 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.
    • Issues have been clarified and various unions expect to have balloted their members by the end of this week.
    • It said it was currently balloting members in headquarter areas for supportive industrial action, and was receiving a very positive response.
    • The union will ballot its nearly 500 members at First Bus on the offer.
    • Unison members may also be balloted for strike action.
    • Although there are less than 1,000 clerical workers, all 8,000 of the union's members are being balloted.
    • Union members were balloted and voted for the one-day strike next Wednesday.
    • Union members are now being balloted on industrial action.
    • ‘It could be we will ballot our IT members on possible industrial action,’ he told the paper.
    • We are balloting members, and those votes will be counted tomorrow.
    • The union accused employers of trying to make last-minute changes to the deal and warned that its 55,000 members could be balloted again for a fresh bout of industrial action.
    • The GMB union had threatened to ballot its 2,000 members at Warrington, Cheshire and Aylesford in Kent in a row over contracts of employment.
    • The Teachers Union of Ireland is preparing to ballot its members on the offer.
    • The National Union of Journalists is preparing to ballot its members over a cull of staff at Express Newspapers that could see up to 13 jobs lost in Scotland.
    • They would then ballot their 11,000 members on such an offer.

intransitive verb

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    • They voted unanimously to ballot to strike in defence of educational provision in the borough.
    • Teachers voted to ballot for industrial action yesterday after calling for reduced class sizes in Scotland.
    • Firefighters in York have voted unanimously to ballot for county-wide strike action in protest at the controversial sacking of a colleague.
    • It was regrettable that the workers felt that they had been put into a corner where they had to ballot for industrial action.
    • About 300 school caretakers and cleaners employed by Jarvis in Huddersfield and Dewsbury, west Yorkshire, are set to ballot for strikes over pay and conditions.
    • It is vital that all the broadcasting unions move to ballot for action swiftly before the mood turns to resignation, they say.
    • Ambulance workers in the West Midlands and Shropshire are set to ballot for strikes over the implementation of a new pay deal.
    • Hundreds of striking Yorkshire miners are set to ballot for further industrial action, in a ground-breaking legal manoeuvre which could safeguard their jobs.
    • 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.
    • Over 8,000 drivers, warehouse and support staff in Morrisons are to ballot for strike action.
    • The cabin crews have balloted for industrial action and a massive ‘yes’ vote is expected.
    • ‘In the absence of those assurances, we will have no choice but to ballot for industrial action,’ he said.
    • This was the fourth time the workforce had been asked if they wanted to ballot for strike action.
    • Tomorrow morning a special Caucus meeting will be held to ballot for the new positions on the frontbench.
    • Unions are to ballot for industrial action from this week over fears that regional airports will not be able to survive on their own.
    • It would be equal to a political public beheading if your office denies access to ballot for SEP on the basis of any bureaucratic assault.
    • Cabin crew will ballot for industrial action this week.
    • On Friday of this week, Unison was set to announce whether it would ballot for a one day strike - possibly for 23 March.
    • The train drivers' union Aslef is also threatening to ballot for strikes in a separate dispute over pay.
    • But if the Board maintains its present approach the union will be forced to ballot for protest action to protect services and jobs.
  • 2British

    (draw lots)
    to ballot for sth sortear algo