Essential voting vocabulary

2020 is an election year in the U.S. so here is some essential voting vocabulary that you might find useful:


ballot box = urna


election campaign = campana electoral


(US) Congress / Parliament (UK)  = Parlamento

(US )House of Representatives / (UK) House of Commons = Congreso de los Diputados


(US) Senate  (UK) House of Lords = Senado


(US) congressional district / (UK) constituency = circunscripción


poll (to collect opinion ) = sondear


opinion poll = encuesta de opinión


polling station = colegio/mesa electoral


go to the polls  = ir a votar