polling station


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

polling station

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a building, such as a school, designated as the place to which voters go during an election to cast their votes

polling station

A place where people go to vote during an election.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polling station - a place where voters go to cast their votes in an electionpolling station - a place where voters go to cast their votes in an election
polling booth - a temporary booth in a polling place which people enter to cast their votes
place, spot, topographic point - a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"; "a bright spot on a planet"
Translations
References in periodicals archive ?
Existing personnel in embassies will be working on election day under the supervision of an acting head of polling station who will receive special training by the Election Office in Cyprus.
Scores of people have launched a petition for a small village to keep its own polling station.
In Thornaby, a mobile polling station was set up in the car park of the Roundel pub in Mitchell Avenue - one of 108 polling stations across the borough of Stockton.
He cast his ballot at Cripplegate House polling station in Worcester but refused to divulge who he voted for.
According to an ECP notification, Army and Rangers personnel will be in charge of the law and order and security situation on polling day, while Rangers personnel will also have powers of First Class Magistrate, giving them powers to enter any polling station and arrest any suspect if the need arises.
Similarly except presiding officer no one will take mobile phone in the polling stations and armed person will not be allowed to enter the polling station premises.
by Pajhwok Report on 11 July, 2014 - 10:43 KABUL (Pajhwok): The EU Election Assessment Team (EU EAT) took note of the announcement by the Independent Election Commission ( IEC ) of preliminary results of the presidential run-off, and welcomed the publication online of detailed results per polling station.
The FJP also reported that ballots for the single winner candidates were delivered to the wrong polling station in Abu Baseer village in Samanoud which forced judges to start late.
As they cast their votes at the Booth Memorial Institute in Catterick, Britons around the country did the same - some managing to grab a pint at the same time as marking their crosses on the ballot paper thanks to the local pub being turned into a polling station.
The ECP's plans to use android technology to capture the images of polling station results from 200 polling stations also needs appreciation and should be seen as its willingness to take major steps towards electoral transparency.
There would be re-poling in three women polling stations each in union council Naranji and Yaqubi, two each in Sodher and Tandkohi union councils and one each polling station in Saleem Khan, Shiekh Jana, Bachai, Gabasni and Dobian union council, said he sources.
by Meer Agha Nasrat Samimi on 10 July, 2014 - 22:57 KABUL (Pajhwok) The EU Election Assessment Team (EU EAT) on Thursday welcomed the publication online of detailed results per polling station from the June 14 runoff election.