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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
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precinct

The grounds immediately surrounding a cathedral.
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The receipt should then be left in a box provided in the voting precinct.
Hundreds of qualified voters trooped to their respective centers to cast their ballots.Our reporter who visited the voting precincts say people who had voted were requested by joint security officers assigned in the district to leave after voting to avoid any confusion.
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