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A constable's or police district. A small geographical unit of government. An election district created for convenient localization of polling places. A county or municipal subdivision for casting and counting votes in elections.

See: bailiwick, circuit, close, department, district, province, region, territory

PRECINCT. The district for which a high or petty constable is appointed, is in England, called a precinct. Willc. Office of Const. xii.
     2. In day time all persons are bound to recognize a constable acting within his own precincts; after night the constable is required to make himself known, and it is, indeed, proper he should do so at all times. Ibid. n. 265, p. 93.

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At the same time, report also speaks of confusion between observers of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) and the Unity Party (UP) at a voting precinct situated on Bushrod Island over valid and invalid votes.
No entry in voting precincts in Don Victoriano, Misamis Occidental for voters with no Mar Roxas stamp
Town Clerk Carol Harris said that at the end of December the town will operate with three voting precincts.
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Gaboury said April 11 that she had heard from the state that the town's voting precinct lines will not change next year, as she had anticipated they might.
In Cotabato City, Army Special Forces are hunting down two men who barged inside a voting precinct in Datu Amerol Elementary School as voting started at past 6 a.
Another young African-American said: "Democrats just assume my political affiliation, based on my Zip code or voting precinct.
on May 9 in his voting precinct at Xavier School in San Juan under the security of the PNP.
on May 9 in his voting precinct at Xavier School in San Juan City under the security of the Philippine National Police.
A nudist colony near Tampa petitioned local officials for permission to set up a clothing-free voting precinct.
With more than 75 percent of the city's voting precincts reporting, de Blasio, 56, had won nearly 65 per cent, a margin of 35 percentage points over his Republican opponent, state Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, according to New York City's Board of Elections.
However, the Head of ECOWAS Mission, who set out before the opening of polls by 8 am, and had visited four voting precincts in the Montserrado and Margibi Districts by 12.