Definition of 'ballot'
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Example sentences containing 'ballot'
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The union said it would now begin a formal statutory strike ballot. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The ballot result is expected next week. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This time the ballot is secret - the five permanent members of the council will vote using red slips. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At the time the party did not think that they were needed, judging that new thresholds for ballots on industrial action would be enough. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We have a signed tally sheet from the three members who counted the ballots. Christianity Today (2000)Unite says the offer was rejected in a consultative ballot and the strike vote followed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This is done by secret ballot under a single transferable vote system. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The results of a ballot are due at the end of the week. The Sun (2009)The allocation of seats will be decided by ballot. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Staff are expected to meet next week to consider whether to ballot for industrial action. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The ticketing ballot and subsequent issues have been a farce and should have been rectified long ago. The Sun (2012)When they step into the ballot box come election time. The Sun (2013)The final ballot count is due this week. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But the union did agree to postpone a strike ballot. The Sun (2010)They will whittle the five contenders down to two in a series of secret ballots. The Sun (2016)But her constituents will decide at the ballot box. The Sun (2009)Head teachers are to vote for the first time on a ballot on industrial action today. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There was an election by secret ballot. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In previous elections voters could reasonably expect to know what kind of government they were selecting at the ballot box. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Long queues formed in many areas and a number of voters said that they waited all night to cast ballots. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Trade unions are also required to hold a ballot to confirm that its members wish to make donations to political parties. Business Studies Basic Facts (1990)On Friday a random ballot will choose the lucky fans who get tickets. The Sun (2007)Postal ballots are issued on demand, with the only requirement being a postal address. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The first five feature most prominently on the ballot screen, but otherwise appear at random on the ballot page. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The Finn had asked the French high court to guarantee a fair ballot. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His refusal to back down came as officers across Britain agreed to hold a ballot on whether to press for the right to go on strike. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The next Commons Speaker will be the first to be selected by secret ballot. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'ballot'
British English: ballot NOUN
A ballot is a secret vote in which people select a candidate in an election, or express their opinion about something.
The result of the ballot will not be known for two weeks.
British English: ballot VERB
If you ballot a group of people, you find out what they think about a subject by organizing a secret vote.
The union said they will ballot members on whether to strike.
- American English: ballot
- Brazilian Portuguese: fazer consulta por meio escrito
- Chinese: 采无记名投票
- European Spanish: someter a votación
- French: faire voter
- German: abstimmen lassen
- Italian: far votarea scrutinio segreto
- Japanese: に投票を求める
- Korean: 비밀 투표를 실시하다
- European Portuguese: fazer consulta por meio escrito
- Spanish: someter a votación
Definition of ballot from the Collins English Dictionary
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