Polling Place

The “polling place” is the building where you cast your vote in an election.  The “polling station” is the particular room in which you cast your vote within the building. Usually polling places are public buildings such as schools, town halls or community centres, and they are staffed with officials who ensure the successful and honest running of the election. There may also be a “scrutineer” present, who is an independent observer who attends the polling place to make sure that there is no bias or potential corruption.