Glossary Term: jurisdiction

Name

(The name of the term, use lower case unless it's a proper noun.)

  • jurisdiction

Preferred Definition

(The definition that we shall use, regardless of whether we, in a particular jurisdiction, use the term differently.)

  • Generic term used to signify geographic areas that administer elections. The types of jurisdictions typically include counties, parishes (usage in Louisiana, equivalent to a county in other states), independent cities, towns, or an entire state (e.g., Alaska).

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Notes

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See

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See Also

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Abbreviation

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Synonyms

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Status

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  • Final.

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References

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  1. P1622 IEEE Glossary

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Topic revision: r1 - 2015-12-18 - BenjaminLong
 
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