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poll

 (pōl)
n.
1. The casting and registering of votes in an election.
2. The number of votes cast or recorded.
3. polls
a. The places where votes are cast and registered during an election, considered as a group: The polls close in this state at 8:00.
b. A place where votes are cast and registered: I went to the polls before work to cast a vote.
4. A survey of the public or of a sample of public opinion to acquire information.
5. The head, especially the top of the head where hair grows.
6. The blunt or broad end of a tool such as a hammer or axe.
v. polled, poll·ing, polls
v.tr.
1. To receive (a given number of votes).
2. To receive or record the votes of: polling a jury.
3. To cast (a vote or ballot).
4. To question in a survey; canvass.
5. To cut off or trim (hair, horns, or wool, for example); clip.
6. To trim or cut off the hair, wool, branches, or horns of: polled the sheep; polled the trees.
v.intr.
To vote at the polls in an election.

[Middle English pol, head, from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch.]

poll′er n.

polling

(ˈpəʊlɪŋ)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. the casting or registering of votes at an election
b. (as modifier): polling day.
2. the conducting of a public opinion poll
3. (Computer Science) computing the automatic interrogation of terminals by a central controlling machine to determine if they are ready to receive or transmit messages
Translations
kiertokysely
électioninvitation à émettrescrutation
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polling

[ˈpəʊlɪŋ]
A. Nvotación f
polling will be on Thursdaylas elecciones se celebrarán el jueves, se votará el jueves
polling has been heavyha votado un elevado porcentaje de los electores
B. CPD polling booth Ncabina f electoral
polling day Ndía m de las elecciones
polling place N (US) = polling station polling station Ncentro m electoral

polling

[ˈpəʊlɪŋ] n
(British) (= voting) → scrutin m
(= opinion surveying) → sondages mpl
Their polling indicates that → Leurs sondages indiquent que ...polling booth n (British)isoloir mpolling day n (British)jour m des électionspolling place (US) nbureau m de votepolling station n (British)bureau m de votepoll rating ncote f de popularité

polling

n
Stimmabgabe f, → Wahl f; polling will be on Thursdaydie Wahl ist am Donnerstag; polling has been heavydie Wahlbeteiligung war (sehr) hoch or stark; the polling was extremely lowdie Wahlbeteiligung war äußerst gering
(Comput, Internet) → Polling nt

polling

:
polling booth
nWahlkabine f, → Wahlzelle f
polling card
nWahlausweis m
polling day
n (esp Brit) → Wahltag m
polling station
n (Brit) → Wahllokal nt

polling

[ˈpəʊlɪŋ] n
a. (Brit) (Pol) → votazioni fpl
polling has been heavy → c'è stata un'alta percentuale di votanti
b. (Comput) → interrogazione f ciclica, polling m
References in classic literature ?
And then finally, when election day came, the packing houses posted a notice that men who desired to vote might remain away until nine that morning, and the same night watchman took Jurgis and the rest of his flock into the back room of a saloon, and showed each of them where and how to mark a ballot, and then gave each two dollars, and took them to the polling place, where there was a policeman on duty especially to see that they got through all right.
I will fling a hint at it from the stump on the polling day.
They seemed to our poor wits, and according to their own accounts, to be constantly polling people by tens of thousands, yet never bringing their candidates in for anything.
There had been a quantity of printing, and promising, and proxying, and polling, and it appeared to have imparted great liveliness to all concerned, except the pensioners--who were not elected yet.
During the whole time of the polling, the town was in a perpetual fever of excitement.
DADU -- Polling for local bodies in Dadu continues with around 30% turn out through out the district while at some polling stations voting process was temporarily suspended due to quarrel among supporters of rival candidates.
PESHAWAR -- The UC-10 Gulbahar witnessed record riggings and irregularities during LG elections as the activists of ruling PTI allgedly stormed a number of polling stations disrupting smooth polling process on May 30.
Referring to an opinion poll broadcast by a TV channel on April 14, the EC said it included results of 111 Lok Sabha constituencies where polling had already taken place which in effect becomes dissemination of the result of exit polls in the said seats.
As with any new technology, e-poll books require an upfront investment, the cost of putting a laptop or two in each polling place.
The influence of parties, interest groups and political bosses began to recede, upstaged by the rising professions of political consulting, opinion polling and image management.
In a report to the supervisors, Registrar-Recorder Conny McCormack wrote that no other issue has dominated the long-term planning of election administrators nationwide in the past few years more than polling staff.
In addition, voters encountered polls that opened hours late and other inadequate polling place procedures and problems with voter registration systems, provisional ballots and voting machines.