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Polling Station Collection

"The Polling Station: A Democratic Hub of Voices and Choices" In the captivating painting, "The Election III The Polling, 1754-55

Background imagePolling Station Collection: The Election III The Polling, 1754-55 (oil on canvas)

The Election III The Polling, 1754-55 (oil on canvas)
SJS1998 The Election III The Polling, 1754-55 (oil on canvas) by Hogarth, William (1697-1764); 101.5x127 cm; Courtesy of the Trustees of Sir John Soanes Museum

Background imagePolling Station Collection: A voter casts her ballot during the presidential election at a polling station in San

A voter casts her ballot during the presidential election at a polling station in San Jose, Costa Rica, April 1, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

Background imagePolling Station Collection: Labour leader Neil Kinnock and his wife Glenys at Pontllanfraith, South Wales

Labour leader Neil Kinnock and his wife Glenys at Pontllanfraith, South Wales, on the day of the 1992 General Election. 9th April 1992

Background imagePolling Station Collection: Trudy Sellick, the youngest ever voter, aged 18 and 3 hours old

Trudy Sellick, the youngest ever voter, aged 18 and 3 hours old, casts her vote at the Bridgewater Bi-Elections Somerset, England. Trudy Sellick of North Newton, Somerset, turned 18 on polling day

Background imagePolling Station Collection: Women dressed in traditional Hungarian outfit prepare their votes in a polling station

Women dressed in traditional Hungarian outfit prepare their votes in a polling station in a school in Veresegyhaz, some 30kms east of Budapest, on April 8, 2018, during the general election

Background imagePolling Station Collection: A man enters a polling station as voting begins in local government elections in London

A man enters a polling station as voting begins in local government elections in London, Britain, May 3, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Background imagePolling Station Collection: A woman enters a polling station as voting begins in local government elections in London

A woman enters a polling station as voting begins in local government elections in London, Britain, May 3, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Background imagePolling Station Collection: Signage is seen outside a polling station as voting begins in local government elections

Signage is seen outside a polling station as voting begins in local government elections in London, Britain, May 3, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Background imagePolling Station Collection: A woman stands in polling booth during Hungarian parliamentary elections at a polling

A woman stands in polling booth during Hungarian parliamentary elections at a polling station in Budapest, Hungary April 8, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Background imagePolling Station Collection: A pile of presidential and legislative ballot papers sit unattended a polling station in

A pile of presidential and legislative ballot papers sit unattended a polling station in
A pile of presidential and legislative ballot papers sit unattended on the ground of a compound outside a polling station in Democratic Republic of Congos capital Kinshasa November 29, 2011

Background imagePolling Station Collection: Afghan women wait to cast their ballots at a polling station in Mazar-i-Sharif

Afghan women wait to cast their ballots at a polling station in Mazar-i-Sharif April 5, 2014. Voting began on Saturday in Afghanistans presidential election

Background imagePolling Station Collection: A voters finger is marked with ink at a polling station during the second day of the

A voters finger is marked with ink at a polling station during the second day of the presidential election in Alexandria, Egypt March 27, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Background imagePolling Station Collection: A voters finger is marked with ink at a polling station during the presidential

A voters finger is marked with ink at a polling station during the presidential election in Alexandria, Egypt March 26, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Background imagePolling Station Collection: Egyptian woman has her finger stained with ink after casting her vote at a polling

Egyptian woman has her finger stained with ink after casting her vote at a polling
An Egyptian woman has her finger stained with ink after casting her vote at a polling station during the presidential election in Cairo, Egypt, March 26, 2018. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Background imagePolling Station Collection: Hungarian women, wearing traditional costumes, fill their ballot papers at a polling

Hungarian women, wearing traditional costumes, fill their ballot papers at a polling station during Hungarian parliamentary elections in Veresegyhaz, Hungary April 8, 2018

Background imagePolling Station Collection: Dogs wait for their owner outside a polling station in Penally, Wales

Dogs wait for their owner outside a polling station in Penally, Wales, Britain, June 8, 2017. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Background imagePolling Station Collection: French suffragettes invading a polling station and attempting to remove a ballot box (colour litho)

French suffragettes invading a polling station and attempting to remove a ballot box (colour litho)
2779400 French suffragettes invading a polling station and attempting to remove a ballot box (colour litho) by French School

Background imagePolling Station Collection: The Presidential Election in Argentina, the Polling-Station at the Church of La Merced

The Presidential Election in Argentina, the Polling-Station at the Church of La Merced, Buenos Ayres (engraving)
1056201 The Presidential Election in Argentina, the Polling-Station at the Church of La Merced, Buenos Ayres (engraving) by Durand

Background imagePolling Station Collection: A Thrilling Incident During the Voting, 18th Ward, Philadelphia, October 11, 1864

A Thrilling Incident During the Voting, 18th Ward, Philadelphia, October 11, 1864. A man whose son was killed in the American Civil War gets irate at the ballot box

Background imagePolling Station Collection: The County Council Election, the Adventures of a Presiding Officer on his Way to the Polling Place

The County Council Election, the Adventures of a Presiding Officer on his Way to the Polling Place in Essex (engraving)
1055375 The County Council Election, the Adventures of a Presiding Officer on his Way to the Polling Place in Essex (engraving) by Corbould

Background imagePolling Station Collection: Acts for better maintaining of the purity of elections (litho)

Acts for better maintaining of the purity of elections (litho)
AQS254891 Acts for better maintaining of the purity of elections (litho) by American School, (19th century); American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA; eCourtesy

Background imagePolling Station Collection: The Polling, illustration from Hogarth Restored: The Whole Works of the celebrated

The Polling, illustration from Hogarth Restored: The Whole Works of the celebrated
STC451173 The Polling, illustration from Hogarth Restored: The Whole Works of the celebrated William Hogarth, re-engraved by Thomas Cook, pub

Background imagePolling Station Collection: French shepherds of the Landes going to vote in an election on their traditional stilts

French shepherds of the Landes going to vote in an election on their traditional stilts (colour litho)
3097594 French shepherds of the Landes going to vote in an election on their traditional stilts (colour litho) by French School

Background imagePolling Station Collection: The General Election, Notes in the Metropolis (engraving)

The General Election, Notes in the Metropolis (engraving)
1045343 The General Election, Notes in the Metropolis (engraving) by Ralston, William (1848-1911) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The General Election, Notes in the Metropolis)

Background imagePolling Station Collection: Counting the Vote, on November 7th, at Elephant Johnnie s, pub

Counting the Vote, on November 7th, at Elephant Johnnie s, pub
1144568 Counting the Vote, on November 7th, at Elephant Johnnie s, pub. 1876 (engraving) by Bennett, S. W. (19th century); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection; American, out of copyright

Background imagePolling Station Collection: Punch cartoon: British Voter of the Future (engraving)

Punch cartoon: British Voter of the Future (engraving)
6034814 Punch cartoon: British Voter of the Future (engraving) by Tenniel, John (1820-1914) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Punch cartoon: British Voter of the Future)

Background imagePolling Station Collection: French elections of 23rd April 1848 in Paris, 1848 (engraving) (b / w photo)

French elections of 23rd April 1848 in Paris, 1848 (engraving) (b / w photo)
CHT253049 French elections of 23rd April 1848 in Paris, 1848 (engraving) (b/w photo) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePolling Station Collection: Margaret Thatcher husband Denis outside polling station - June 1987

Margaret Thatcher husband Denis outside polling station - June 1987

Background imagePolling Station Collection: Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and husband Dennis seen here leaving the polling station

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and husband Dennis seen here leaving the polling station at the Westminster Institute in Castle Lane, London, SW1 on the morning of the General Election. 9th June 1983

Background imagePolling Station Collection: Jane Clark, votes in the United Kingdom general election on her birthday

Jane Clark, votes in the United Kingdom general election on her birthday, aged 18 years old, this general election was the first in which people could vote from the age of 18

Background imagePolling Station Collection: Labour leader Neil Kinnock and his wife Glenys cast their votes at Pontllanfraith

Labour leader Neil Kinnock and his wife Glenys cast their votes at Pontllanfraith, South Wales. 9th April 1992

Background imagePolling Station Collection: Labour leader Neil Kinnock on the day of the 1987 general election in Pontllanfraith

Labour leader Neil Kinnock on the day of the 1987 general election in Pontllanfraith, Wales. 11th June 1987

Background imagePolling Station Collection: Labour leader Neil Kinnock and his wife Glenys go to cast their vote in the 1987 general

Labour leader Neil Kinnock and his wife Glenys go to cast their vote in the 1987 general election in Pontllanfraith, Wales. 11th June 1987

Background imagePolling Station Collection: Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher campaigning in Harrogate with her husband Denis

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher campaigning in Harrogate with her husband Denis. 9th June 1987

Background imagePolling Station Collection: Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and husband Dennis seen here leaving the polling station

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and husband Dennis seen here leaving the polling station at the Westminster Institute in Castle Lane, London, SW1 on the morning of the General Election. 9th June 1983

Background imagePolling Station Collection: A pensive British Conservative Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher

A pensive British Conservative Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, at the Castle Street polling station, London SW1. 11th June 1987

Background imagePolling Station Collection: British Conservative Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher

British Conservative Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, and husband Denis wave to the crowd at the Castle Street polling station, London SW1. 11th June 1987

Background imagePolling Station Collection: Perm any 12 from 22 - 'Worse than doing the pools'

Perm any 12 from 22 - "Worse than doing the pools"
Perm any 12 from 22 - " Worse than doing the pools" was the comment from a voter in Haltemprice where electors have up to 12 votes and a choice of 22 candidates. 15th June 1973

Background imagePolling Station Collection: Courtroom into polling station - Mr V. N. Bowen (left) and Mr H

Courtroom into polling station - Mr V. N. Bowen (left) and Mr H. Dutton helping to convert Bridlingtons courthouse into a polling station for the 1959 general election. 8th October 1959

Background imagePolling Station Collection: To register their votes - Early arrivals at the polling booth in Pickering-Road, Hull

To register their votes - Early arrivals at the polling booth in Pickering-Road, Hull. Forty-six candidates will contest the Hull Council elections. 15th May 1957

Background imagePolling Station Collection: Jeremy Thorpe, Liberal leader and his wife Caroline voted on their own constituency of

Jeremy Thorpe, Liberal leader and his wife Caroline voted on their own constituency of Cobbaton, North Devon. Pictured with their son Rupert at the Polling Station. 18th June 1970

Background imagePolling Station Collection: Gwynfor Evans of Plaid Cymru, leaving the polling station after voting in

Gwynfor Evans of Plaid Cymru, leaving the polling station after voting in the Parliamentary election for the Camarthen constituency. 31st March 1966

Background imagePolling Station Collection: A Coventry voter casts his vote in the 1959 General Election at Cheylesmore polling

A Coventry voter casts his vote in the 1959 General Election at Cheylesmore polling station. 8th October 1959

Background imagePolling Station Collection: John Major MP with wife at the polling station in his constituency of Huntingdon to cast

John Major MP with wife at the polling station in his constituency of Huntingdon to cast their votes

Background imagePolling Station Collection: Nine year old Louise Frazer had the law puzzled during the 1983 election in North Shields

Nine year old Louise Frazer had the law puzzled during the 1983 election in North Shields when she produced her polling card

Background imagePolling Station Collection: Hedley-on-the-Hills mobile polling station in 1974

Hedley-on-the-Hills mobile polling station in 1974

Background imagePolling Station Collection: One of the hairdressers casting her vote at the polling station in her salon while staff

One of the hairdressers casting her vote at the polling station in her salon while staff and customers carry on in 1992

Background imagePolling Station Collection: Among early voters at La Sagesse School polling station in Newcastle was Sister Fernand

Among early voters at La Sagesse School polling station in Newcastle was Sister Fernand, from La Sagesse Convent, who is pictured with Mr. Jack Stoker and Mrs. Jean Baty in 1977



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"The Polling Station: A Democratic Hub of Voices and Choices" In the captivating painting, "The Election III The Polling, 1754-55, " we are transported back in time to witness the essence of democracy unfolding. The vibrant oil on canvas captures the excitement and anticipation as citizens exercise their right to vote at a historic polling station. Fast forward to modern times, where a young voter casts her ballot during a presidential election at a bustling polling station in San. Trudy Sellick's youthful enthusiasm shines through as she becomes the youngest ever voter, aged just 18 and 3 hours old. Her presence symbolizes the power of youth engagement in shaping our collective future. Meanwhile, in London, both men and women eagerly enter their local government elections' polling stations. Their determination is palpable as they embark on this civic duty that strengthens democratic foundations. Signage outside these stations serves as a reminder that every vote counts and shapes the course of governance. Across borders, we witness diverse scenes from various countries' electoral processes. In Hungary's parliamentary elections, an empowered woman stands resolute within her designated booth - an emblematic moment representing individual voices coming together for national progress. However, not all images depict perfect orderliness; sometimes chaos ensues amidst democracy's fervor. At one polling station lies unattended piles of presidential and legislative ballot papers - an unintentional testament to administrative challenges faced during high-stakes elections. Yet hope prevails even amid adversity. Afghan women patiently wait their turn at a Mazar-i-Sharif polling station - determined to have their voices heard despite societal obstacles that often seek to silence them. Marked fingers stained with ink become symbolic badges proudly displayed by voters worldwide after casting their ballots. Whether it be during Egypt's transformative moments or any other nation undergoing political transitions, these indelible marks signify participation in shaping history itself. Ultimately, each scene captured within these glimpses into different polling stations showcases the essence of democracy.