polling booth


a booth in which voters cast their votes.

Origin of polling booth

First recorded in 1850–55
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Historical Examples of polling booth

  • His landlord will not be able to drive him to the polling-booth like a sheep.

    Freehold Land Societies

    J. Ewing Ritchie

  • But she was like another woman to him when he appeared before her on his way to the polling-booth.

    Margaret Ogilvy

    J. M. Barrie

  • He represents that vast army of electors whom neither canvasser nor caucus has ever yet cajoled or bullied into a polling-booth.

    Obiter Dicta

    Augustine Birrell

  • How comes it, then, that at the polling-booth this morning I did not perceive a single negro in the whole meeting?

  • It was a point of keen competition which side should first land a "tally" at the polling-booth.

British Dictionary definitions for polling booth

polling booth


a semienclosed space in which a voter stands to mark a ballot paper during an election
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