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precinct

1. an area in a town, often closed to traffic, that is designed or reserved for a particular purpose
2. US
a. a district of a city for administrative or police purposes
b. the police responsible for such a district
3. US a polling or electoral district

precinct

The grounds immediately surrounding a cathedral.
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Median income by voting precinct is constructed by generating the income distribution for each voting district and approximating the 50th percentile through the use of the formula for generating the median from group data.
Town Clerk Carol Harris said that at the end of December the town will operate with three voting precincts.
This means the town, with an overall population of 8,055, must create a third voting precinct, selectmen were told last night.
The most salient features of Lane County's political geography are the dozen or so voting precincts in south and central Eugene that are as blue as Crater Lake on an August day.
Posters and banners adorn a street near the voting precincts ahead of mid-term elections in Manila yesterday.
In contrast, Ms Gillard, who used to be so unpopular, has maintained her two-month lead over Mr Abbott with 46 per cent of survey respondents favouring her as against only 32 per cent who want the Opposition leader to become Australia's next prime minister when the country goes to voting precincts in 2013.
Ohio has further complicated matters by consolidating voting precincts into multi-precinct polling locations -- such that voters who vote in the right building but are given the wrong precinct ballot by a poll worker would have their entire ballot rejected for being cast "in the wrong precinct.
With more than 95 percent of voting precincts reporting, election data indicates that turnout Tuesday was about 42 percent of registered voters, about 1.
It is a common practice for Filipinos to turn out in voting precincts on the last day of the elections.
The decision as to which voting system will be used in the counties and various voting precincts will be determined by election commissioners and other state and local officials
Complaints of intimidation by white mobs outside voting precincts in Mississippi, complaints of broken voting machines, complaints of a lack of ballots in Black precincts from North to South, complaints of lack of assistance, complaints, complaints, complaints.
For its analysis, the Miami Herald newspaper said its reporters collected data for all of Florida's 5885 voting precincts, including absentee ballots and those disqualified for such reasons as showing no vote for president or more than one vote for president.