polling day

noun

British
: a day on which elections for public office are held

Examples of polling day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the size of Labour’s majority may depend on whether independents endorsed by The Muslim Vote – only half of whom are in fact Muslims themselves – can turn events in the Middle East to their advantage on polling day. Hasan Ali, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 June 2024 Party leaders are already on the campaign trail, but parliament has a few days to wrap up any pressing issues before it is officially dissolved, 25 days before polling day. Rob Picheta, CNN, 23 May 2024 Russia’s economy is more endangered than the growth statistics indicate, and the upcoming election may provoke further fateful decisions that could exacerbate long-term challenges if Putin decides to buy voters’ loyalty by splashing even more cash before polling day. Alexandra Prokopenko, Foreign Affairs, 8 Jan. 2024 Moreover, cellphone and mobile Internet services were shut down—ostensibly for security reasons—on polling day, depriving voters of information and the ability to coordinate. Sarah Khan, Foreign Affairs, 5 Mar. 2024 Other officials have directly cited the Gaza war to rally voters ahead of the polling day. Rosa Rahimi, CNN, 28 Feb. 2024 Candidates could declare victory or concede defeat on polling day. Winda Charmila, Washington Post, 13 Feb. 2024 The party also urged people with WiFi to remove password protection on their personal network so that others in the vicinity could access the internet on polling day. TIME, 8 Feb. 2024 On polling day, between nine percent and 30 percent of polling stations (depending on the observation missions) opened hours late, and many registered voters did not find their names on the registry. Mvemba Phezo Dizolele, Foreign Affairs, 19 Jan. 2024

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“Polling day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polling%20day. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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