polling station

polling station
noun
a place where voters go to cast their votes in an election
Syn: ↑polling place
Hypernyms: ↑topographic point, ↑place, ↑spot
Part Meronyms: ↑polling booth

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noun
chiefly Britain : polling place

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polling station noun
The building where voters go to vote
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Main Entry:poll

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polling station UK US noun [countable] [singular polling station plural polling stations]
a building where people go to vote in an election
Thesaurus: places and objects involved in electionshyponym

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ˈpolling station [polling station polling stations] (especially BrE) (NAmE usually ˈpolling place) noun
a building where people go to vote in an election
 
Collocations:
Voting in elections
Running for election
conduct/hold an election/a referendum
(especially NAmE) run for office/election/governor/mayor/president/the White House
(especially BrE) stand for election/office/Parliament/the Labour Party/a second term
hold/call/contest a general/national election
launch/run a presidential election campaign
support/back a candidate
sway/convince/persuade voters/the electorate
appeal to/attract/woo/target (NAmE) swing voters/(BrE) floating voters
fix/rig/steal an election/the vote
go to/be turned away from (especially BrE) a polling station/(NAmE) a polling place
cast a/your vote/ballot (for sb)
vote for the Conservative candidate/the Democratic party
mark/spoil your ballot paper
count (BrE) the postal votes/(especially NAmE) the absentee ballots
go to/be defeated at the ballot box
get/win/receive/lose votes
get/win (60% of) the popular/black/Hispanic/Latino/Muslim vote
win the election/(in the US) the primaries/a seat in Parliament/a majority/power
lose an election/the vote/your majority/your seat
win/come to power in a landslide (victory) (= with many more votes than any other party)
elect/re-elect sb (as) mayor/president/an MP/senator/congressman/congresswoman
Taking power
be sworn into office/in as president
take/administer (in the US) the oath of office
swear/take (in the UK) an/the oath of allegiance
give/deliver (in the US) the president's inaugural address
take/enter/hold/leave office
appoint sb (as) ambassador/governor/judge/minister
form a government/a cabinet
serve two terms as prime minister/in office
more collocations at ↑economy, ↑politics

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • polling station — noun a place where voters go to cast their ballot in an election or referendum; a voting station …   Wiktionary

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