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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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Starting time of the polling is 8 am however 60% of the sampled polling stations started late with delay of 11 to 30 minutes; major cause of delay was unpreparedness of polling staff where staff took extra time to set up the polling booths and take positions to initiate the voting process.
And even an official with the Russian government recently requested to visit a Texas polling place on Election Day to study "the U.
FAFEN observers, on an average, reported approximately four violations of electoral laws, rules and codes of conduct polling station from 102 observed polling stations which was less than other by-elections held in Sindh province lately.
The Election Commission had this month banned the publication and dissemination of exit polls of any kind from April 7, the first phase of Lok Sabha elections, till May 12 when the last phase of the polling ends.
Staying competitive in an electronic-media-intense environment requires that one develop appropriate, cost-effective and well-integrated ways of conducting marketing and polling research, making full use of the available technologies, yet doing so on a lean budget.
6) with so many voters turning out, serious difficulties arose that accentuated failures in the voter registration system; problems stemming from the lack of standardization of rules for casting and counting of provisional and absentee ballots; inadequate polling place procedures, including poll worker related problems; and problematic voting machine operations.
Dove says he used the camera to take "some photographs of the polling places.
In America, the business of polling to announce what the majority supposedly thinks and then making that viewpoint national policy has become a contemptible scourge.
That function is explored--and attacked--in Robert Weissberg's new book, Polling, Policy, and Public Opinion: The Case Against Heeding the "Voice of the People.
Questions were translated into 46 languages and 17 dialects, Polling was conducted face-to-face by leading survey firms in each foreign country, and in most cases involved representative samples of urban and rural dwellers.
The reporter also testified that at a polling place in Hillsborough County there were numerous police stopping African American voters and asking for I.
Gannett News Service's Bivins says the volume of polling "confuses the heck out of the electorate.