|amenity = polling_station|
|A place where one can cast a ballot.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
A polling station is a place where people vote, i.e. where ballots are cast. It can be a room in a building where voter registrations are checked, ballots are provided and voting machines & a ballot box are available, or merely a locked box where mail-in ballots can be deposited, or something in between.
Note that this kind of object - even if appearing at every election in the same place - is tricky to verify as it is typically present only just at election times.
How to Map
Add a node to mark the location; if a whole building is used, it can be tagged instead.
Tags to use in combination
- polling_station=* - this can be used to describe the type. Known values include:
- opening_hours=* - when the station is available for use.
Very often polling stations are temporarily located in a building which is primarily a community centre or school. To avoid a clash of tags on the building, this amenity=polling_station tag might be placed inside the building on a separate node, but alternatively many mappers are using polling_station=* instead of this tag.