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poll

(Canvass), noun capitation, catalogue of persons, census, census report, census return, count, enumeration, evaluation, inquiry, numbering, numeration, public opinion, questionary, questionnaire, register, registration, return, statistic, survey, tabulation, tally

poll

(Casting of votes), noun ballot, casting of ballots, choice, consensus, decision, determination, election, eleccive privilege, expression of will, formal expression of choice, plebiscite, popular decision, preference, selection, voice, vote
Associated concepts: electioneering at poll, polling place

poll

verb ballot, call the roll, canvass, collect the vote, compute, conduct research on, count, enumerate, keep count of, keep score, list, make a survey, record the vote, register, run checks on, sample, score, survey, tabulate, take a census, take a roll call, tally, total
See also: canvass, cast, census, election, inquiry, plebiscite, primary, referendum, register, vote

POLL. A head. Hence poll tax is the name of a tax imposed upon the people at so much a head. 2. To poll a jury is to require that each juror shall himself declare what is his verdict. This may be done at the instance of either party, at any time before the verdict is recorded. 3 Cowen, R. 23. See 18 John. R. 188. See Deed Poll.

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According to details, a situation arise at a polling station of ward 22 of municipal committee Dadu when a candidate Pir Danish Mazhar arrived at the polling station along with police mobile and carrying wireless phone.
Interestingly, a female judge was asked by the Presiding Officer at Gulbahar polling station to vote in favour of the PTI candidate but after showing her identity the presiding officer abruptly apologized and sought pardon.
The exit polls were banned from 7 am on April 7 when polling in the first phase started till 6.
There are several lessons that business enterprises planning to conduct survey and/or polling exercises in the Caribbean can learn from BMRI's experiences with regard to use of SPSM in Jamaica.
Factors being examined as likely causes for long lines and waits are inaccuracies in voter registration databases, not enough voting machines, poorly organized and inadequately staffed polling places, special needs arising from registration problems, and large numbers of provisional ballots being cast.
They cannot ask you your citizenship at the polling place.
The threat posed by pollsters takes two forms: 1) Most pollsters have an agenda and are more interested in shaping public opinion than in reporting it; and 2) Inordinate importance is attached to polling results.
Most major polling organizations, including Gallup, called at least one election result wrong, and Zogby International got five results wrong out of 17 polls performed.
And a minister testified that a box of ballots at his church, a polling place for his precinct, had yet to be collected.
It's not that the sheer amount of polling is bad, Fienberg says.
Founded in 2005, Vizu is democratizing the market research industry by developing services that make online polling easy, accessible, and affordable to everyone.