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poll book

a book showing the names of voters and details of how they voted in Parliamentary and other elections. Produced up to 1872, when the secret ballot was introduced in Britain, poll books are an invaluable source of information on voting behaviour in previous centuries. Poll books often contain information on the occupations of voters and have been used to show how different social groups voted in the past. Their value can be enhanced by using them in conjunction with other historical sources such as the 19th-century CENSUS enumeration books, TRADE DIRECTORIES and RATE BOOKS.
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Rushford told the Election Commission Wednesday night that poll workers would be able to update the voting list in real time through the use of electronic poll books, thus guarding against potential instances of individuals voting in more than one location.
The new electronic poll books from Robis Elections allow Brazoria County poll workers to easily and efficiently check in voters.
The electronic poll book was acquired via auction on eBay, where the U.S.
Indeed, during my Public Advocacy Voter Protection tour I learned just how diverse the needs of voters are--from the small town in northern Wisconsin (where previously there has been no written poll book showing the names of persons registered to vote) to a large, mobile urban area like Columbus, OH, where voters can go online to find out whether they are properly registered to vote.
Alan Wright also drove over the bar, but that was the sum total of the visitors' threat during a niggly opening period which saw referee Graham Poll book four players, as well as dismissing Rufus for his reckless 36th-minute lunge at Mark Delaney.
(23) Poll Book, Sangamon County, Illinois, 1848, linked with U.S.
In several states, allegations of double voting and ballots cast by dead people have proven to be almost universally false, often the result of errors in list maintenance and poll book entries.
If a signature in the poll book doesn't match the signature the voter provides, the voter is asked to show identification or something else that has their signature for comparison purposes.
At one end are states such as New York that ask voters only to state their name and address, and sign the poll book so the signature can be verified against a digital signature.
Machine and electronic poll book malfunctions, too few machines, ballot supply errors, and poorly trained poll workers also caused delays.
Tenders are invited for the purpose of this contract is to provide electronic poll book test support services to assist the secretary of state with the evaluation of the robis elections inc.
House File 516: an Act relating to the conduct and administration of elections, including voter registration, absentee voting, voter identity verification, signature verification, polling place prohibitions, commissioner duties and certifications, voter misconduct information and reporting, straight party voting, the voting age at primary elections, candidate filing deadlines, and post-election audits, creating an electronic poll book and polling place technology revolving loan fund, providing penalties, and including effective date and applicability provisions.