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polling place


  1. a place at or in which votes in an election are cast.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of polling place1

First recorded in 1825–35
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Example Sentences

First, the share of voters casting mail ballots far exceeded that of any other recent national election, and the share of voters who reported going to a polling place on Election Day dropped to its lowest point in at least 30 years.

Normal methods of voting were no longer safe for voters or the mostly elderly volunteers who normally staff polling places.

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Long lines formed early at polling places across the state Tuesday but dwindled throughout the day, and the secretary of state’s office reported average wait times of just a couple of minutes by the afternoon.

“The person said the Nashville bombing was a practice run for what we’d see today at one of our polling places,” Barron said.

They’d scheduled a rally at a Confederate monument on the way to the polling place.

After all, almost everyone with the inclination to vote will show up at a polling place.

Her old sister, Marianne, had showed up to her polling place wearing a black skirt, black top, and black heels.

New Jersey does ban electioneering within 100 feet of a polling place.

“Our polling place in our neighborhood,” de Blasio said as he has at other times spoken of “our pizzeria” up the street.

When she arrived at her polling place, she was told the wait to vote might be six hours.

It is illegal for a voter to be approached concerning a possible candidate any nearer than 100 feet from the polling place.

He was passed with a nod, and headed for the little closed-off polling place.

They were just nearing a polling place when a heavy truck came careening around a corner.

Patents were sent down to the polling place, certain recipients whereof voted for Thomson.

Nearly every polling place had women watchers within and women scouts without.


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