Electoral Ward

Electoral Ward

 

a territorial unit which represents part of an electoral district. In the USSR, electoral wards are created for conveniently conducting elections, distributing and receiving ballots, and counting the votes in the elections to the Soviets of working people’s deputies and to the people’s courts. Electoral wards are formed by the executive committees of the corresponding Soviets of working people’s deputies (municipal, district), based as a rule on the territorial principle, that is, according to the residence of the voter, and on the principle of one electoral ward for every 100–3,000 persons. In the remote northern and eastern regions of the USSR, electoral wards contain smaller populations. Electoral wards are also created in military units, on long-distance passenger trains, on ships en route, and in hospitals, sanitoriums, and maternity homes.

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It is allocated on the basis of the electoral ward or postcode in which the property is situated.
So may I humbly suggest to Councillor Curtis that instead of spending his time publicising his monthly litter-picking campaign at Barry's West End beaches, he concentrates on his own electoral ward of Gibbonsdown first?
SIR - Regarding 'Scots case boosts anti-tip campaign' (December 16) by Madeleine Brindley, as a parent who has lost a child from leukaemia, I was very interested in the disclosure of leukaemia statistics by electoral ward.
But there are fears that releasing such information on an individual electoral ward basis could identify the people involved, especially if they have been diagnosed with a rare form of the disease.
It has also become a rather misleading expression because disadvantaged areas are designated by electoral ward.
Sir, - We read with concern the comments made by Mrs Ann Yorke concerning the electoral ward boundary review (Post, Mar 18) and like her are 'outraged' at any suggestion the Harborne Ward should be amputated in the manner implied by the draft consultation maps displayed in Harborne Library.
Those wishing to move to Shrewsbury should avoid an electoral ward with high infant mortality rates because that's where most suicides also occur.
In other words, it is a name which has been applied largely for electoral purposes (an electoral ward has to be called something, after all).
A CITY pensioner is planning to write to the Boundary Commission to complain his Coventry home is in the wrong electoral ward.
City councillors politically unrepresentative, remote and out of touch; electoral ward boundaries too large and unfairly drawn; radical changes needed.
He said that by simply typing in a postcode users could find out the characteristics of an electoral ward and even smaller ``output area'' covering a few streets and around 125 households.