What Do You Call the Place You Go to Vote on Election Day?

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Regardless of the type of election, the specific place where people go to vote is simply called a polling place. Cities and states are divided into areas with specific boundaries, called precincts, which are created to enable proper election results. Polling places exist in each precinct.

Polling places can be any building deemed fit for voting, including schools, civic buildings or recreation centers. During an election, registered voters are generally required to vote at a specific polling place, determined by address of residence. Voters should carry identification to the polling place when voting, which can include a current utility bill, driver's license or other government documentation to prove identity and residence.