Definition of voting booth in US English:

voting booth


North American
  • A compartment with one open side in which one voter at a time stands to mark their ballot.

    British term polling booth
    • ‘Since that time, in every election except 1982, women have outnumbered men in the voting booths.’
    • ‘When they enter the voting booth, people frequently abandon independent candidates.’
    • ‘It is in these states that the election will ultimately be resolved - either in the voting booths, or in the courts.’
    • ‘On the day of the elections, they will be monitoring the voting booths.’
    • ‘Extra travelling may be on the cards for some Burnett Shire residents if their regular voting booths do not open on election day.’
    • ‘The company will provide 200 voting booths on election day, May 1.’
    • ‘Mechanical voting booths and punch cards replaced paper ballots for faster counting.’
    • ‘For people in wheelchairs, he said, many voting places lack access ramps and voting booths are often too high and too narrow.’
    • ‘However, it is well known that people are more likely to plan to vote than they are to actually get to the voting booth on polling day.’
    • ‘And political analysts say it proves that voters are taking moral values into the voting booth.’
    • ‘From there you took your voting slip to a voting booth, checking that no one was able to see you place your ‘X’.’
    • ‘The main difference between a poll taken the day before an election and a poll taken as people exit the voting booth is that the exit poll is probably more accurate.’
    • ‘We had queues of up to a dozen people waiting to collect their ballot papers, while all the voting booths were full of people filling theirs in.’
    • ‘In Oregon citizens vote only by mail; there are no longer voting booths in the state.’
    • ‘Undecided respondents tend to stick with the incumbent in public polls, but to switch to the challenger in the voting booth.’
    • ‘But she had no idea it would tie her to postal votes for three years and effectively bar her from the voting booth for the 2005 General Election.’
    • ‘She's also considering going back to paper elections with voting booths so that students can see there's an election going on.’
    • ‘But nowhere in the United States can anyone under 18 walk into a voting booth and cast a ballot without breaking the law.’
    • ‘Anyone over the age of 18 with Iraqi citizenship is eligible to vote and there are 28,000 voting booths in 5,300 polling centres.’
    • ‘This progressive is betting that Democrats - and then a general-election majority - will choose him in the voting booth.’


voting booth

/ˈvōdiNG ˌbo͞oTH//ˈvoʊdɪŋ ˌbuθ/