Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A place in which votes are taken and recorded at an election.

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Examples

  • When going toe-to-toe in polling-place parking lots or back rooms with ranchers and political-party operatives attempting to prevent Native American citizens from casting ballots, he's needed every inch and ounce, along with his encyclopedic knowledge of election law.

    Stephanie Woodard: Ready to Rumble: A Lawyer on the Voting-Rights Frontline

  • Jurisdictions covered by Section 5 would have to ask the U.S. Justice Department for permission to make any changes in voting procedures—literally anything from one municipality annexing another to changes in polling-place locations.

    Why Is Arizona in the Jim Crow Penalty Box?

  • Allegations ranging from outright fraud to polling-place disorganization that disenfranchised many Haitians nearly brought the election to a halt.

    Haiti Election DEBACLE: Nation Again Near Turmoil

  • We give credit to Curry for mounting a more robust write-in bid than we expected -- though it may have been boosted by polling-place shenanigans.

    Kathleen Curry Not Out of HD-61 (But Close)

  • Allegations ranging from outright fraud to polling-place disorganization that disenfranchised many Haitians nearly brought the election to a halt.

    Haiti Election DEBACLE: Nation Again Near Turmoil

  • And any hopes that a prolonged voting period would alleviate need for the traditional, last-minute polling-place madness were dashed last week, when only a trickle of people took advantage of early voting.

    The signs (and sounds) of Election Day in D.C.

  • When going toe-to-toe in polling-place parking lots or back rooms with ranchers and political-party operatives attempting to prevent Native American citizens from casting ballots, he's needed every inch and ounce, along with his encyclopedic knowledge of election law.

    Stephanie Woodard: Ready to Rumble: A Lawyer on the Voting-Rights Frontline

  • And any hopes that a prolonged voting period would alleviate need for the traditional, last-minute polling-place madness were dashed last week, when only a trickle of people took advantage of early voting.

    The signs (and sounds) of Election Day in D.C.

  • As it stands, the American voting system is a worrisome mess, a labyrinth of local, state and federal laws spotted with bewildered volunteers, harried public officials, partisan distortions, misdesigned forms, malfunctioning machines and polling-place confusion.

    Time: Election Day Nightmares That Could Happen

  • And any hopes that a prolonged voting period would alleviate need for the traditional, last-minute polling-place madness were dashed last week, when only a trickle of people took advantage of early voting.

    The signs (and sounds) of Election Day in D.C.

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