What Are Voting Precincts?


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A voting precinct is a subdivision of either a city or county where each address in the area is assigned to a precinct and each precinct is then given a specific location for its residents to vote. Multiple precincts may be assigned the same location.

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The size of a precinct varies — a voting precinct in the United States has an average of 1,100 voters; however, individual states often have much lower or higher averages. Alternative terms for a voting precinct include election district and voting district. The easiest way to find out your voting precinct and polling location is by going online to Vote411.org and entering your street address, city, state and ZIP code.

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