scrutineer

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scrutineer

(ˌskruːtɪˈnɪə)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who examines, esp one who scrutinizes the conduct of an election poll
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Noun1.scrutineer - someone who examines votes at an election
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
examiner, inspector - an investigator who observes carefully; "the examiner searched for clues"
Translations

scrutineer

[ˌskruːtɪˈnɪəʳ] Nescrutador(a) m/f

scrutineer

[ˌskruːtɪˈnɪər] (British) nscrutateur/trice m/f

scrutineer

n (Brit Pol) → Wahlprüfer(in) m(f)
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As a poll-watcher in 2004, I noticed many Catholics followed the conservative line of many bishops, who did not hesitate to express their views from the pulpit, without fear from a pope who is now a saint.
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Sussman's staff plans to file a formal complaint in the next few days, said Sue Sarkis, who was working as a poll-watcher for Sussman.
YouGov's methodology -- which samples from a pool of online respondents who have signed up for the panel and are paid to participate -- is not trusted by all poll-watchers, and other surveys gave the advantage to the No side.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained a whopping 35% in the three years leading up to Election Day, and in line with the study Obama's Electoral College win was far bigger than most poll-watchers expected.
Meanwhile the Congolese government, citing unspecified security threats, shut down SMS service in the country on Sunday, further hindering efforts by Congolese poll-watchers to report instances of irregularities in the vote-counting process.
Harris County warns parties to watch the poll-watchers, Houston Chronicle
Both Abdullah and Karzai claim they are in the lead based on reports from campaign poll-watchers monitoring the count.