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British pronunciation/ɡˌəʊ tə ðə pˈəʊlz/
American pronunciation/ɡˌoʊ tə ðə pˈoʊlz/
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to give a vote in an election

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to [go] to the polls definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "go to the polls" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom "go to the polls" can be traced back to the practice of conducting elections in democratic societies. The term "polls" refers to the voting stations or locations where people gather to cast their votes. The phrase was derived from the idea that citizens should physically go to these designated poll locations to exercise their right to vote. The use of the word "polls" in this context can be traced back to the 17th century and is derived from the Middle English word "polle," meaning "head" or "counting of heads."

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She was going to the polls when she encountered a long line of enthusiastic voters.
He often goes to the polls with his family to make informed choices for their community.
They went to the polls and voted for the referendum that would shape the future of their region.
They are going to the polls together, emphasizing the importance of civic participation to their community.
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