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Topic: 4) Vote here (1 of 3), Read 96 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Barbara Wallraff (msgrammar@theatlantic.com)
Date: Wednesday, March 31, 1999 10:23 AM

Mike Vanne, of Beverly, Mass., writes: "Does English have a word for the place that someone goes to cast a ballot? All I ever hear on the news is 'polling place,' and I know that there has to be a better word than that, especially in America, the birthplace of democracy."

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Topic: 4) Vote here (2 of 3), Read 97 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Michael Fischer (tsuwm@aol.com)
Date: Wednesday, March 31, 1999 11:05 AM

Our precinct has replaced the old ballot box outside the voting booth with a machine that gobbles up the ballots and registers the votes -- no idea what the official name of said machine is though. (there was an interim method in which levers were pushed and votes automatically registered, but that method was discarded, I suppose because there was no hard copy produced?)

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Topic: 4) Vote here (3 of 3), Read 91 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Roger Gay (roger.f.gay@telia.se)
Date: Thursday, April 01, 1999 06:21 AM

poll the place where votes are cast or recorded -- usually used in plural at the polls


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