1. Election administration division corresponding to a geographic area that is the basis for determining which contests the voters legally residing in that area are eligible to vote on.

Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Election Terminology Glossary - Draft National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Glossary of terms database, U.S. Election Assistance Commission,; Pilot Implementation Study of Risk-Limiting Audit Methods in the State of Rhode Island, Rhode Island RLA Working Group,

2. Each city, county, or geographic area is divided up by address into precincts for the purpose of assigning a polling place and gathering votes. A precinct can sometimes be called an election district or voting district.

Source: 2018 Risk Limiting Audit Pilot Project Report, Orange County Registrar of Voters,