|A place where voters cast their ballots in elections|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
A polling station or polling place is a place where voters cast their ballots in elections.
polling_station=* is being used either as the main tag indicating a polling station instead of amenity=polling_station (because these are often sharing an object with something which is primarily amenity=community_centre/school/etc)
polling_station=no - Be aware that "no" is being used quite a lot, presumably indicating that something (which was perhaps previously a polling station) is not a polling station.
As per the proposal Proposed features/polling station quite a few people are putting the election year as the tag value, indicating that this is confirmed to be a polling station at a forthcoming election, or was used a polling station at a previous election. This offers an approach to tackle the changing nature of polling stations from one election to another.
An object which is no longer going to be polling station should have this tag removed or set to "no".